Is patellofemoral syndrome typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

PFS can happen. Marfan syndrome patients can get aches and pains in many joints because of the looser ligaments trying to hold the joints together at rest and under physical stress. Patellofemoral syndrome is common in normal, active school-aged children, so it is hard to tell whether or not it occurs more often in marfan syndrome kids.
NO. Pfps is not associated with marfan's syndrome and has nothing to do with marfan's syndrome.

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Are there any personality traits typically associated with with Marfan syndrome?

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What tests are done to diagnose Marfan Syndrome?

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How effective is a vitrectomy for treating Marfan syndrome?

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Why do people with Marfan syndrome develop scoliosis?

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