People's beliefs about the meaning of crepitus in patellofemoral pain and the impact of these beliefs on their behaviour: A qualitative study.

@article{Robertson2017PeoplesBA,
  title={People's beliefs about the meaning of crepitus in patellofemoral pain and the impact of these beliefs on their behaviour: A qualitative study.},
  author={Claire J. Robertson and Michael Hurley and Fiona Jones},
  journal={Musculoskeletal science & practice},
  year={2017},
  volume={28},
  pages={
          59-64
        }
}
BACKGROUND A feature of patellofemoral pain is joint crepitus. Several causes of crepitus have been described, but previous research has focused on the pathological meaning of crepitus. No research has demonstrated a definitive link between noise and pathology and its importance and meaning to patients is unresearched. OBJECTIVE To explore the beliefs of patients with non-osteoarthritic patellofemoral pain regarding their crepitus, and how this impacts on their behaviour. DESIGN Qualitative… CONTINUE READING

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