Is hip strength a risk factor for patellofemoral pain? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Rathleff2014IsHS,
  title={Is hip strength a risk factor for patellofemoral pain? A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Michael Skovdal Rathleff and Camilla Rams Rathleff and K M Crossley and Christian John Barton},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 14},
  pages={1088}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and synthesise the literature on hip strength among patients with patellofemoral pain (PFP) to address the following: (1) differentiate between hip strength as a risk factor and associated deficit in PFP; (2) describe hip strength in men and women with PFP across different age ranges; (3) investigate the effects of hip strengthening on biomechanical knee variables associated with PFP development. METHODS MEDLINE, CINAHL, Web of Science, SportDiscus and Google Scholar… CONTINUE READING