, chondromalacia patella, anterior knee
pain syndrome, patella femoral syndrome. Certainly, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, generalized ligamentous laxity, could be a contributing factor.
In general, treatment for patellafemoral problems begins conservatively, and only progresses to surgical options if nonoperative treatment is unsuccessful. Treatment usually starts with physical therapy aimed at strengthening the quadriceps, and stretching contacted soft tissue structures.