Effects of hip extensor fatigue on lower extremity kinematics during a jump-landing task in women: A controlled laboratory study

Effects of hip extensor fatigue on lower extremity kinematics during a jump-landing task in women: A controlled laboratory study - Free full text available Conclusions: A 25% reduction in hip extensor strength did not lead to changes in hip or knee kinematics. Rather, participants accommodated for the loss of strength by recruiting more Gmax activation to [...]

Posterolateral Hip Muscle Strengthening verses Quadriceps Strengthening for Patellofemoral Pain: A Comparative Control Trial

Posterolateral Hip Muscle Strengthening verses Quadriceps Strengthening for Patellofemoral Pain: A Comparative Control Trial. Conclusions: Although both intervention programs resulted in decreased pain and improved function in persons with PFP, outcomes in the posterolateral hip exercise group were superior to the quadriceps exercise group. The superior outcomes obtained in the posterolateral hip exercise group were maintained [...]

Effectiveness of different exercises and stretching physiotherapy on pain and movement in patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

Effectiveness of different exercises and stretching physiotherapy on pain and movement in patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Conclusions: A proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation intervention protocol combined with aerobic exercise showed a better outcome than a classic stretching protocol after four months.

The Mechanical Link Between the Infrapatellar Plica and the Fat Pad – Role in the Etiology of Anterior Knee Pain

THE MECHANICAL LINK BETWEEN THE INFRAPATELLAR PLICA AND THE FAT PAD – ROLE IN THE ETIOLOGY OF ANTERIOR KNEE PAIN. Conclusion The IPP seems to act as a true ligamentum mucosum. By virtue of its central femoral attachment if captures the FP against the end of the femur, loosely in mid arc, but with distortion [...]

The Measurement of Patellar Alignment in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

The Measurement of Patellar Alignment in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Good article on patella measurement techniques and normal and pathological patellar movement. Abstract Patellofemoral pain syndrome is one of the most common orthopaedic complaints presenting to physical therapists. Although its etiology is uncertain, the cause is most often considered to be malalignment or lateral tracking of [...]

Quadriceps Fat Pad Edema

Quadriceps Fat Pad Edema Presents a case for quadriceps fat pad oedema as a potential source of anterior knee pain. Abstract The quadriceps fat pad is the normal fat pad between the suprapatellar recess posteriorly and quadriceps tendon anteriorly. The term “quadriceps fat pad edema” has been used to describe an inflammatory process within the [...]

Patellofemoral Pain: Evaluation & Conservative Care

http://www.orthocarolina.com/uploads/file/Patellofemoral%20Pain%20-%20%20Ken%20Breath.pdf Good overview of anterior knee pain with references. Also includes a comprehensive 6 week weight bearing exercise program.

MR Imaging of Infrapatellar Plica Injury

MR Imaging of Infrapatellar Plica Injury. OBJECTIVE. Injury to the infrapatellar plica (ligamentum mucosum) has not been previously described in the radiology literature to our knowledge. This article shows the MR imaging appearance of injury to the infrapatellar plica.   CONCLUSION. Injury to the infrapatellar plica is uncommon but should be considered as a potential source of [...]

Quadriceps Fat Pad Signal Intensity and Enlargement on MRI: Prevalence and Associated Findings

Quadriceps Fat Pad Signal Intensity and Enlargement on MRI: Prevalence and Associated Findings. OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this investigation was to characterize the MRI appearance of the quadriceps fat pad and to correlate the findings with other knee abnormalities, anatomic measurements of the extensor mechanism, and findings from history and at physical examination. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Ninety-two [...]

Why females are more prone to anterior knee pain

Why females are more prone to anterior knee pain

A recent study published in the European Journal of Sport Science by Sakaguchi et al has confirmed the findings of previous studies by showing that females demonstrate a greater Q-angle while running. Before I continue, I will share with you a snippet of this thoroughly confusing abstract: Female runners demonstrated significantly greater peak knee abduction (P<0.05), hip [...]