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.

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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1999) Effect of patellar taping on knee kinetics of patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Development of a clinical prediction rule for classifying patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome who respond to patellar taping.
Effectiveness of patellar bracing for treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Studies show that people with patellofemoral pain syndrome exhibit different kinematics of the lower extremity compared with healthy controls.
Robinson RL and Nee RJ (2007): Analysis of hip strength in females seeking physical therapy treatment for unilateral patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Altered vastii recruitment when people with patellofemoral pain syndrome complete a postural task.
The effect of vacuumic bracing system on the patellofemoral articulation in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome.
To reach the conclusion, researchers based in the Netherlands investigated the effectiveness of supervised exercise therapy compared with usual care in 131 patients aged between 14 and 40 years with patellofemoral pain syndrome.
For example, in the management of patellofemoral pain syndrome, there was no evidence that closed kinetic chain exercises (such as step downs) were superior to open kinetic chain exercises (such as straight leg raises) despite clinical convictions that closed kinetic chain exercises should be emphasised (Brukner and Khan 2002).
This critical appraisal aims to provide an extensive methodological critique of the literature surrounding the efficacy of patellar taping for patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS).
Here we take a close look at an extremely common condition in runners: patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Electromyographic biofeedback-controlled exercise versus care for patellofemoral pain syndrome.