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OBJECTIVE Patellar malalignment is a major cause of patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), but the relationship between clinical symptoms and changes in patellar position and knee muscle strength has not been confirmed. This study examined the effect of weight training on hip and knee muscle strength, patellofemoral joint contact area, and patellar tilt on(More)
  • Yiu-ming Wong
  • 2009
PURPOSE AND METHOD In this literature review, relevant studies on electromyographic (EMG) onset timing of vastus medialis obliquus and vastus lateralis in people with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) were reviewed and discussed. CONCLUSION Studies had used diverse EMG signal processing and testing protocols, also only a half of their(More)
Concomitant hip adduction during squatting has long been advocated as a rehabilitative method to preferentially activate the VMO in persons with patellofemoral pain. This practice however has been based on research using surface electrodes which are prone to crosstalk from neighboring muscles (i.e., adductor magnus). This study sought to determine whether(More)
PURPOSE Identification of the onset of muscle contraction with EMG signal amplitude double of the baseline value (DP-P) has been recently reported for determining the temporal parameters of muscular activity. Due to its convenience, it is suitable for clinical application. However, there is a lack of report on the reliability and comparability of this(More)
CONTEXT Underconditioned patellar stabilizing muscles could be a predisposing factor for patellar instability. OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of 2 modes of weight training on the size of the vastus medialis obliquus (VMO), the resting position and passive mobility of the patella, and the strength of the knee extensor muscles. DESIGN Prospective(More)
Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) testing for the median nerve is the gold standard for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which affects about 6% of the general population. However, NCV equipment is relatively expensive and not always available at outpatient clinics. This study investigated the effects of different sampling rates and electrode(More)