Lower extremity kinematics of females with patellofemoral pain syndrome while stair stepping.

@article{McKenzie2010LowerEK,
  title={Lower extremity kinematics of females with patellofemoral pain syndrome while stair stepping.},
  author={Kirsty J McKenzie and Victoria Galea and J. N. Wessel and Michael R. Pierrynowski},
  journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 10},
  pages={625-32}
}
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional case-control design. BACKGROUND Although the etiology of patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is not completely understood, there is some evidence to suggest that hip position during weight-bearing activities contributes to the disorder. OBJECTIVE To compare the knee and hip motions (and their coordination) during stair stepping in female athletes with and without PFPS. METHODS Two groups of female recreational athletes, 1 group with PFPS (n = 10) and a control… CONTINUE READING

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