Anterior knee pain means simply 'pain in the front of the knee'.

Anterior knee pain (AKP) is not a specific disease, but refers simply to pain experienced around the front part of the knee, and which may arise from any of several conditions, some of which may not even involve the knee itself. It is one of the most common of knee complaints, and one where clinicians frequently fail to understand or fully assess the problem prior to undertaking surgery. It is important that the clinician (usually the physiotherapist in the first instance) has a good grasp of the various separate problems that can cause pain in the front of the knee, so that the right questions are asked and the rights tests done to determine the exact cause of this particular patient's pain.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Physiothrapist, Lee Herrington, explores those problems that may cause pain in the front of the knee.

Patellofemoral Pain

Dr Ronald Grelsamer goes into substantial detail in this richly illustrated course, outlining and discussing the various possible causes of pain in the kneecap region.

Part of a course by knee surgeon, Dr Ronald Grelsamer.

Tony Wilson discusses practical issues around taping the kneecap.