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Prepatellar Friction Syndrome: a common cause of knee pain in the elite cyclist.

  title={Prepatellar Friction Syndrome: a common cause of knee pain in the elite cyclist.},
  author={Tom Claes and Steven Claes and Jeoffrey De Roeck and Toon Claes},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  volume={81 4},
BACKGROUND Although anterior knee pain is extremely common in high-level road cyclists, the exact etiology still remains unclear. METHODS A group of 28 professional male elite cyclists diagnosed with Prepatellar Friction Syndrome (PPFS) were retrospectively reviewed with specific attention for the typical history, clinical findings and treatment modalities. RESULTS A traumatic onset of the complaints was reported by 10 athletes, while the complaints were caused by chronic overuse in the… 

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