Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFP) is a common condition affecting the musculoskeletal system and has a tendency of becoming chronic and is problematic in the affected people. It is the commonest cause of anterior knee pain. In over 2/3 of the patients affected it has been successfully treated through the use of rehabilitation protocols which are designed in pain reduction and returning the functionality to an individual. Many cases of patellofemoral pain syndrome can be avoided only if a clinician can make a pre-diagnosis. Preparation Screening Evaluation testing done by a certified athletic trainer can also help in prevention of this syndrome. The purpose of this topic is to be able to review the anatomy of the knee, the risk factors predisposing to patellofemoral pain syndrome, soft tissue, arterial system, innervation of the patellofemoral joint and strategies for rehabilitation. This will enable reviewing the anatomy of the knee, relationships between arterial collateralization, nerve supply and alignment of soft tissues in explaining the mechanisms that lead to this syndrome. By doing so, it will help in the future whereby using different treatments that will be aiming at the non-soft tissue that cause patellofemoral pain syndrome.
School of Allied Health Professions
Lohman, Everett B., III
Daher, Noha S.
Doctor of Science (DSc)
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome -- physiopathology; Knee Injuries -- physiopathology; Knee Injuries -- rehabilitation; Lysholm Knee Score
Subject - Local
Athletic Injuries; Pain Measurement; Physical Therapy Modalities; Rehabilitation Protocols
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