A Systematic Review of Physical Interventions for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

@article{Crossley2001ASR,
  title={A Systematic Review of Physical Interventions for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome},
  author={Kay M. Crossley and Kim L Bennell and Sally Green and Jenny Mcconnell},
  journal={Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={11},
  pages={103-110}
}
OBJECTIVE Physical interventions (nonpharmacological and nonsurgical) are the mainstay of treatment for patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS. [...] Key MethodDATA SOURCES Computerized bibliographic databases (MEDLINE, Current Contents, CINAHL) were searched, including the keywords "patellofemoral," "patella," and "anterior knee pain," combined with "treatment," "rehabilitation," and limited to clinical trials through October 2000. Expand

Paper Mentions

Interventional Clinical Trial
The purpose of this study is to investigate changes in lateral hip muscle strength as well as self-reported pain during the performance of three functional tests in patients with… Expand
ConditionsAnterior Knee Pain Syndrome
InterventionOther
Interventional Clinical Trial
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of botulinum toxin A injected into the lateral thigh muscle improves knee function and reduces knee pain secondary to… Expand
ConditionsPatellofemoral Pain Syndrome
InterventionDrug
A Review of the Management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
TLDR
A review of recent literature on PFPS identifies specific treatment recommendations and concludes that the most effective and strongly supported treatment modality for patients with PFPS is a combined physiotherapy program, including strength training of the quadriceps and hip abductors and stretching of thequadriceps muscle group. Expand
Foot orthoses and physiotherapy in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome: A randomised clinical trial
TLDR
A randomised single-blinded clinical trial will be conducted to investigate the clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness of foot orthoses in the management of patellofemoral pain syndrome and provide practitioners with high-quality evidence upon which to base clinical decisions. Expand
Efficacy of Nonsurgical Interventions for Anterior Knee Pain
TLDR
Findings suggest that, in implementing evidence-based practice for the nonsurgical management of anterior knee pain, sports medicine practitioners should prescribe local, proximal and distal components of multimodal physiotherapy in the first instance for suitable patients, and then consider foot orthoses or acupuncture as required. Expand
Systematic Review of the Effect of Taping Techniques on Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
TLDR
This systematic review supports knee taping only as an adjunct to traditional exercise therapy for PFPS; however, it does not support taping in isolation. Expand
Exercise Prescription and Patellofemoral Pain: Evidence for Rehabilitation
TLDR
Although clinicians have advocated the use of biofeedback and patella taping, there is limited evidence regarding the efficacy of these interventions on subjects diagnosed with PFPS. Expand
Knee orthoses for treating patellofemoral pain syndrome.
TLDR
There is very low quality evidence of no clinically important differences between the two groups in short-term knee pain based on the visual analogue scale and a similar lack of clinically important difference was found for knee function. Expand
Physical Therapy for Patellofemoral Pain
TLDR
A six-treatment, 6-week physical therapy regimen is efficacious for alleviation of patellofemoral pain. Expand
Evidence Based Conservative Management of Patello-femoral Syndrome.
TLDR
Therapeutic ultrasound appears not to have a clinically important effect on pain relief for patients with PFPS, and the evidence that exercise therapy is more effective in treating PFPS than no exercise is limited with respect to pain reduction, and conflicting withrespect to functional improvement. Expand
Foot orthoses for patellofemoral pain in adults.
TLDR
While not robust, the available evidence does not reveal any clear advantage of foot orthoses over simple insoles or physiotherapy for patellofemoral pain, and the benefit may be marginal. Expand
Effects of physical therapist-guided quadriceps-strengthening exercises for the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome: a systematic review.
TLDR
There was strong evidence that quadriceps-strengthening exercises combined with other interventions may be more effective in reducing pain immediately postintervention and after 12 months, but not in improving function. Expand
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Evaluation of soft foot orthotics in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome.
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The results suggest that in addition to an exercise program, the use of soft foot orthotics is an effective means of treatment for the patient with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Expand
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A high volume of submaximal knee exercise seems useful for clinical patients with PFP and abnormal PFC, and it was concluded that the treatment reduced P FP and PFC as compared with the control. Expand
Outcome measures in patellofemoral pain syndrome: test retest reliability and inter-relationships
Abstract Objectives: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is common in both the sporting and general communities. With an increased demand on physiotherapists to be accountable and to justifyExpand
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It seems that a tendency to lateral patellar tilt during quadriceps contraction causes anterior knee pain and can be imaged in knee extension when the patella is not fully supported by femoral condyles. Expand
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