Knee cap arthritis: treatment and contrbuting factors
Grant number: 508966 | Funding period: 2008 - 2011
Arthritis of the kneecap leads to considerable pain and difficulty with daily activities. This project is testing whether a physiotherapy treatment (8 sessions over 12 weeks) designed specifically for people with kneecap arthritis is effective. In order to understand more about kneecap arthritis, this project will calculate the force on the kneecap and its relationship to pain and other factors, including thigh and hip muscle strength, knee alignments and knee movements.
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Immediate effects of foot orthoses on pain during functional tasks in people with patellofemoral osteoarthritis: A cross-over, proof-of-concept study
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BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to determine whether prefabricated foot orthoses immediately reduce pain during functiona..
Exercise, education, manual-therapy and taping compared to education for patellofemoral osteoarthritis: a blinded, randomised clinical trial
KM Crossley, B Vicenzino, J Lentzos, AG Schache, MG Pandy, H Ozturk, RS Hinman
OBJECTIVE: Patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis (PFJ OA) contributes considerably to knee OA symptoms. This study aimed to determin..
Is Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis Common in Middle-Aged People With Chronic Patellofemoral Pain?
Rana S Hinman, Jonathan Lentzos, Bill Vicenzino, Kay M Crossley
OBJECTIVE: To document the prevalence of radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) in the medial and lateral patellofemoral (PF) joint comp..
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OBJECTIVE: To determine whether people with patellofemoral (PF) joint osteoarthritis (OA) ascend and descend stairs with different..
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Justin W Fernandez, Massoud Akbarshahi, Kay M Crossley, Kevin B Shelburne, Marcus G Pandy
Patellar tendon adhesion is a complication from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction that may affect patellofemoral and..
Targeted physiotherapy for patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis: A protocol for a randomised, single-blind controlled trial
Kay M Crossley, Bill Vicenzino, Marcus G Pandy, Anthony G Schache, Rana S Hinman
BACKGROUND: The patellofemoral joint (PFJ) is one compartment of the knee that is frequently affected by osteoarthritis (OA) and i..