An outcome study of chronic patellofemoral pain syndrome. Seven-year follow-up of patients in a randomized, controlled trial.

@article{Kannus1999AnOS,
  title={An outcome study of chronic patellofemoral pain syndrome. Seven-year follow-up of patients in a randomized, controlled trial.},
  author={P Kannus and Antero Natri and Timo A Paakkala and Markku J{\"a}rvinen},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1999},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={
          355-63
        }
}
BACKGROUND We determined prospectively the long-term outcomes of nonoperative treatment of chronic patellofemoral pain syndrome. METHODS Of forty-nine patients in a prospective, randomized, double-blind study of unilateral chronic patellofemoral pain syndrome in the knee, forty-five were reexamined seven years after the initial trial of treatment. In the earlier trial, the short-term (six-month) effects of intra-articular injections of glycosaminoglycan polysulfate combined with intensive… CONTINUE READING

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