Lateral knee pain

The most common syndromes are:
iliotibial tract friction syndrome,
• tendinitis of the biceps femoris,
• rupture of the (lateral) collateral band,
• rupture of the (lateral) meniscus.

In the sports medical literature also other syndromes with lateral knee pain are described and short descriptions of these syndromes are made:
popliteus tendinitis,
(lateral) meniscal cyst,
dislocation of the proximal fibula,
meralgia paraesthetica.

Less common differentials are:
• bursitis under the iliotibial tract or biceps tendon,
• synovial hemangioma,
• osteoarthritis of the lateral compartment of the knee.