patellofemoral pain syndrome


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patellofemoral pain syndrome

Sports medicine An often bilateral condition of insidious onset seen in young ♀ athletes Clinical Diffuse knee pain exacerbated by stair descent, squatting and prolonged sitting, patellar crepitus, knee joint stiffness, ↓ ROM. See Moviegoer sign.
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patellofemoral pain syndrome

Pain in the knee that occurs with exertion (e.g., walking upstairs) and is associated with stiffness after prolonged sitting and tenderness when the patella is compressed on the femoral condyle or when it is moved laterally.
See: patellofemoral instability
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Patellofemoral pain syndrome: a review on the associated neuromuscular deficits and current treatment options.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome: proximal, distal, and local factors, an international retreat, April 30-May 2, 2009, Fells Point, Baltimore, MD.
The Q-angle is widely used as an indicator of patellofemoral problems such as patellofemoral pain syndrome. [28] In patients with advanced OA of the knee, patellofemoral degeneration at the joint frequently coexists with tibiofemoral OA.
Overuse injury of the left leg caused discomfort and musculoskeletal pain after exercise, manifesting as patellofemoral pain syndrome. The current case was distinct in having effusion in knee joint at first attack, which may be attributed to weight bearing.
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of hip Abductor and External Rotator muscle strengthening exercises on the pain in males with Patellofemoral pain syndrome. The hypothesis was that there is no effect of the hip abductor and external rotator muscle strengthening exercises on the level of pain in males with patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Hoch, "A proximal strengthening program improves pain, function, and biomechanics in women with patellofemoral pain syndrome, " American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol.
She was diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) with a differential diagnosis of right medial meniscal injury.
(19) Thus, there is insufficient data to make recommendations regarding the effectiveness of DPT in treating chondromalacia patella or other causes of patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Ericson and Nisell analysed patellofemoral joint forces during cycling with proper attention to the height of the seat, pedaling rate and work load for the patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome. [7] This study was also considered the height of the seat, pedaling rate but without work load.
Three case studies discuss the symptoms indicating tibialis posterior tendinopathy, medial tibial stress syndrome, and patellofemoral pain syndrome. Black and white photographs illustrate assessment positions and maneuvers.