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Patellofemoral syndrome

Tong-Hsien Chow, Yih-Shyuan Chen, Jia-Chang Wang
BACKGROUND: Plantar pressure measurement is effective for assessing plantar loading and can be applied to evaluating foot performance. We sought to explore the characteristics of plantar pressures in elite sprinters and recreational runners during static standing and walking. METHODS: Arch index (AI) values, regional plantar pressure distributions (PPDs), and footprint characteristics were examined in 80 elite sprinters and 90 recreational runners using an optical plantar pressure measurement system...
January 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Sangsoo Kim, JongHoo Choo, Sungbum Ju
[Purpose] The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of aroma stimulation during isotonic exercise on the rating of perceived exertion (RPE) and the blood fatigue factors of athletes who have patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). [Subjects and Methods] The research subjects were seven athletes in their twenties who suffer from PFPS. They were divided into a control group and an aroma stimulation group and performed isotonic exercises repeatedly. After exercising, the RPE and blood fatigue factors, including creatine phosphokinase (CPK), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and ammonia, were measured through blood sampling...
February 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Li-Hua Cui
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common diseases that cause pain in the knee joint. At present, there is no specific diagnostic measure. The diagnosis of patellofemoral pain syndrome may be considered when imaging is performed without cartilage, ligament and soft tissue injuries. The etiology includes abnormalities of the patellar motion caused by various anatomical abnormalities, such as abnormal patellar position, increased Q angle, and excessive valgus foot. Dysfunction of the lower extremity muscles such as the imbalance of the four biceps and the dysfunction of the gluteal muscles also play an important role in the development of patellofemoral pain syndrome...
July 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Jiangtao Dong, Hongtao Xu, Guorong Jin, Dongmei Xin, Jian Zhang, Kai Kang, Shijun Gao, Baicheng Chen, Yong Shen
The purpose of this study was to investigate the patellofemoral joint adaptive changes after discoid lateral meniscus (DLM) plasty.Forty-one patients with unilateral complete type DLM tears were included in this study. Demographic variables, including gender, age, body mass index (BMI), injury to operation interval, type of injury, and follow-up time, were recorded. The evolution of physical examination, imaging index, and functional score were analyzed by Chi-squared test, Wilcoxon signed ranks test, and Friedman test...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ezekiel Maloney, A Luana Stanescu, Anh-Vu Ngo, Marguerite T Parisi, Ramesh S Iyer
We discuss the pediatric patella, with an emphasis on diagnostic imaging. Topics include normal patellar development, anatomical variants and their physiologic significance, genetic syndromes that alter the appearance of the patella, physiology of patellar tracking and stability, patellofemoral instability, and injury patterns and classification. Recognition of appropriate development on imaging prevents diagnostic error and unnecessary evaluation. Knowledge of the pertinent features of syndromes associated with morphological patellar abnormalities can aid in generating a succinct and relevant differential diagnosis...
February 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Mikhail Saltychev, Rebecca A Dutton, Katri Laimi, Gary S Beaupré, Petri Virolainen, Michael Fredericson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the evidence regarding the effectiveness of conservative treatment in reducing patellofemoral pain. DATA SOURCES: CENTRAL, MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PEDro databases. STUDY SELECTION: Adults with patellofemoral pain, randomized controlled trials only, any conservative treatment compared with placebo, sham, other conservative treatment, or no treatment. Two independent reviewers. DATA EXTRACTION: Data were extracted from the full-text of the articles, based on Cochrane Collaboration recommendations...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Taehun Kim, Haksun Chung, Hyungmin Lee, Young Choi, Jung-Hwan Son
RATIONALE: The fabella is a normal structure, but is occasionally reported to cause posterior knee pain. The aim of this study was to present fabella syndrome after high tibial osteotomy. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 55-year-old female patient was admitted to the hospital due to about 1 year and 8 months of left knee pain. Sclerosis was observed in the anterior margin of the fabella in the preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) T2 image, and reactive bone marrow was found and was considered to be due to degeneration of the distal femur...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Dhinu J Jayaseelan, David A Scalzitti, Geoff Palmer, Alex Immerman, Carol A Courtney
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and synthesize the effects of joint mobilization on individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome. DATA SOURCES: Five electronic databases (CINAHL, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, Scopus, and SPORTDiscus) were used. REVIEW METHODS: Each database was searched from inception to 1 November 2017. Randomized controlled trials investigating a manual therapy intervention, with or without co-interventions, for persons with patellofemoral pain were included...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
Célia Planckaert, Gabriel Larose, Pierre Ranger, Marc Lacelle, Alexandre Fuentes, Nicola Hagemeister
INTRODUCTION: Up to 20% of total knee arthroplasty patients remain unsatisfied post-surgery, and a large proportion of them report anterior knee pain. This study aims to verify whether patients who experience anterior knee pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) will exhibit kinematic characteristics similar to those associated with patellofemoral syndrome, including in the frontal and transverse planes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using four different assessment methods [radiological, patient-reported outcome, musculoskeletal assessment with functional performance testing, and a 3D kinematic assessment during gait], the clinical and 3D knee kinematic profiles of three groups were compared: a painful and an asymptomatic TKA group and a healthy control group...
January 10, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Jodi L Young, Daniel I Rhon, Joshua A Cleland, Suzanne J Snodgrass
Study Design Systematic review. Background Therapeutic exercise is commonly used to treat individuals with knee disorders, but dosing parameters for optimal outcomes are unclear. Large variations exist in exercise prescription, and research related to specific dosing variables for knee osteoarthritis, patellar tendinopathy and patellofemoral pain syndrome is sparse. Objectives To identify specific doses of exercise related to improved outcomes of pain and function in individuals with common knee disorders, categorized by effect size...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Aishwarya Gulati, Christopher McElrath, Vibhor Wadhwa, Jay P Shah, Avneesh Chhabra
Anterior knee pain in active young adults is commonly related to patellofemoral pain syndrome, which can be broadly classified into patellar malalignment and patellar maltracking. Imaging is performed to further elucidate the exact malalignment and maltracking abnormalities and exclude other differentials. This article details the role of the stabilizers of the patellofemoral joint, findings on conventional and multimodality imaging aiding in patellofemoral pain syndrome diagnosis and characterization, and current perspectives of various treatment approaches...
January 22, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
Ana Luiza C Martimbianco, Maria Regina Torloni, Brenda Ng Andriolo, Gustavo Jm Porfírio, Rachel Riera
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain syndrome, now generally referred to as patellofemoral pain (PFP), is one of the most common orthopaedic disorders, characterised by pain in the anterior or retropatellar knee region. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been proposed generally as a complementary treatment, associated with other interventions such as exercise, or as a single treatment to increase muscle force, reduce knee pain, and improve function. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects (benefits and harms) of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for people with patellofemoral pain...
December 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Ethne L Nussbaum, Pamela Houghton, Joseph Anthony, Sandy Rennie, Barbara L Shay, Alison M Hoens
Purpose: In response to requests from physiotherapists for guidance on optimal stimulation of muscle using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), a review, synthesis, and extraction of key data from the literature was undertaken by six Canadian physical therapy (PT) educators, clinicians, and researchers in the field of electrophysical agents. The objective was to identify commonly treated conditions for which there was a substantial body of literature from which to draw conclusions regarding the effectiveness of NMES...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
Curtis Kindel, John Challis
Strength deficits of hip extension in individuals with patellofemoral syndrome are commonly reported in the literature. No literature to date has examined these deficits with variable positions of the knee and hip; altering knee angle alters the length and therefore potentially the force produced by the biarticular muscles. Beyond strength, neuromuscular control can also be assessed through the analysis of isometric joint moment steadiness. Subjects consisted of a group of individuals with patellofemoral syndrome (n=9), and a group of age and size matched controls with no symptoms (n=9)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
Nagarajan Manickaraj
Anterior knee pain, with or without joint crepitus during squatting, is the common clinical feature in the individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Altered lower extremity alignment and lumbo-pelvic-thigh muscles motor control is often associated with PFPS. Although current interventions recommend individual muscle activation and strength training exercises, the reported benefits of cocontraction-based exercises in PFPS is limited. This might be due to the long-standing hypothesis that exercise-induced cocontraction of thigh muscles may induce a negative effect by increasing the joint contact forces in individuals with knee osteoarthritis...
November 10, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Afsaneh Zeinalzadeh, Saeed Talebian, Soofia Naghdi, Mahyar Salavati, Salman Nazary-Moghadam, Bahareh Zeynalzadeh Ghoochani
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of vision and cognitive load on static postural control in subjects with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). METHODS: Twenty-eight PFPS patients and 28 controls participated in the study. Postural control was assessed in isolation as well as with visual manipulation and cognitive loading on symptomatic limb. The outcome measures of postural control were quantified in terms of area, anterior-posterior (AP), medial-lateral (ML), and mean velocity (MV) of the displacements of center of pressure (COP)...
November 9, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Berkay Unal, Betina B Hinckel, Seth L Sherman, Christian Lattermann
For lateral retinaculum (LR) tightness, release or lengthening is the indicated surgical correction. LR release (LRR) or lengthening (LRL) may be a primary treatment for painful lateral compression syndrome or as an adjunct treatment in the setting of patellofemoral instability. Although it is challenging, assessment of the soft-tissue balance between the medial restraint (the medial patellofemoral ligament) and the lateral restraint (the lateral retinaculum) is fundamental to a good outcome. LRR and LRL are effective in the treatment of patellofemoral disorders in which lateral tightness is part of the pathology...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
Daniel R Bonanno, George S Murley, Shannon E Munteanu, Karl B Landorf, Hylton B Menz
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of prefabricated foot orthoses for the prevention of lower limb overuse injuries in naval recruits. METHODS: This study was a participant-blinded and assessor-blinded, parallel-group randomised controlled trial. Three-hundred and six participants aged 17-50 years who undertook 11 weeks of initial defence training at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School (Cerberus, Australia) were randomised to a control group (flat insoles, n=153) or an intervention group (contoured, prefabricated foot orthoses, n=153)...
October 22, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Elaheh Aghapour, Fahimeh Kamali, Ehsan Sinaei
OBJECTIVE: To compare the knee performance and pain in athletes with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) before and after applying Kinesio Tape® (KT) on vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) muscle. PARTICIPANTS: Fifteen participants (10 females, five males) with unilateral PFPS were examined and compared under taped and untaped conditions. INTERVENTION: VMO of the involved leg was taped from origin to insertion, with 75% of KT's maximal length tension...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Javid Mostamand, Dan L Bader, Zoë Hudson
INTRODUCTION: Although measuring vasti muscle onset may reveal whether pain relief is associated with altering this parameter during activities in subjects with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), it may be necessary to determine whether the inherent properties of the dominant leg influences the reliability of measuring VMO-VL muscle onset. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of leg predomination on reliability testing of the VMO-VL muscle onset measurement during single leg squatting in healthy subjects...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
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