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What is patellofemoral pain syndrome and what would cause this to happen after a tkr?

PCL insufficiency? Where is the pain exactly? At the top of the patella? Quadriceps insertion? Or bottom of the patella - patella tendon insertion? If the patella was replaced/resurfaced, sometimes posterior cruciate ligament insufficiency can cause the tibia to sublux posteriorly and the quad or patella tendon to become painful because of strain placed on the tendon(s) in trying to stabilize the tibia... Read more...
Pain around kneecap. Pain surrounding and behind the knee is pfp syndrome. Following a tkr it usually is the result of imbalance of the surrounding soft tissues or tightness of the posterior muscles (hamstrings). It can also result from excessive scarring. Rarely it is the result of component malposition. Treatment is mainly with structured and home therapy. Rarely revision surgery is required. Read more...