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Common knee conditions affect particular groups:

0-12 years

  • discoid lateral meniscus

12-18 years

  • osteochondritis dissecans - affects predominantly males
  • recurrent patella dislocation - affects predominantly females
  • Osgood-Schlatter's disease - affects males and females

18-30 years

  • longitudinal meniscus tears - affects mainly males
  • recurrent dislocation of the patella - affects predominantly females
  • chondromalacia patella - affects predominantly females
  • fat pad injury - affects predominantly females

30-50 years

  • rheumatoid arthritis

40-55 years

  • degenerative meniscal lesions

45 years+

  • osteoarthritis

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