patellofemoral joint

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pa·tel·lo·fem·or·al joint

(pă-tel'ō-fem'ŏr-ăl joynt)
The sliding articulation between the patella and the distal femur.
See also: knee complex
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The onset of peak patellofemoral joint reaction force (JRF) occurs later in stance phase during BW compared to FW, [19] and the peak patellofemoral JRF is lower during backward running compared to forward running at the same speed.
A pain relief by taping can be by relieving pressure on the damaged lateral facet of the patellofemoral joint and improving tracking of the patella and function of the quadriceps mechanism.
Although cartilage of the patellofemoral joint is visualized in CT scans and MRI, both methods provide images of the centre of the patellar articular cartilage [18].
Patellofemoral joint stress during weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing quadriceps exercises.
Quadriceps lag, knee joint instability and patellofemoral joint pain were the most prominent complications seen in this case.
Crossley, "Infrapatellar fat pad volume is greater in individuals with patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis and associated with pain," Rheumatology International, vol.
Such deviations, resulting from distalization of the tibial tuberosity [6, 8], may alter patellofemoral biomechanics to culminate in patellofemoral joint problems and difficulty in later total knee arthroplasty [9-12].
Sagittal plane trunk posture influences patellofemoral joint stress during running.
Many techniques in karate overload the patellofemoral joint; therefore, an increase in the volume of training can lead to the development of anterior knee pain.
There have been previous reports of soft tissue impingement in the intercondylar notch and impingement or tethering in the patellofemoral joint causing pain following TKR.