Objective: To find out the frequency of non-traumatic anterior knee pain in secondary school students of Lahore, Pakistan.
Methodology: This observational study was conducted among 350 students of secondary school of Lahore during a 3 months period. Both males and females of age 11-17 years were included in the study. A questionnaire was completed which included demographic data, Numeric Rating scale (NRS) and Kujala Scale. The data were being analyzed using SPSS version 21.0.
Results: Out of 350 secondary school students, 145 (41%) had anterior knee pain (AKP). Twenty seven (19%) had pain in the left knee only, 54 (37%) had pain in right knee only while 64 (44%) had pain in both knees. The incidence of AKP was highest among 11 to 15 years old students. Moreover, the girls reported high frequency of AKP then the boys. The activities that were affected because of AKP included running, walking, stair climbing and jumping.
Conclusion: Non-traumatic AKP is common among students of age11-17 years, with a peak during adolescence (11-15). This pain not only affects the sports activities but also affects the activity of daily livings.
Non-traumatic Anterior knee pain, patellofemoral pain, adolescents
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