Journal article

Is There a Biomechanical Link Between Patellofemoral Pain and Osteoarthritis? A Narrative Review

Narelle Wyndow, Natalie Collins, Bill Vicenzino, Kylie Tucker, Kay Crossley

SPORTS MEDICINE | ADIS INT LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

The patellofemoral (PF) joint is the knee compartment most commonly affected by osteoarthritis (OA). Even mild PF OA is associated with considerable pain and functional limitations. Despite its prevalence and impact, little is understood of the etiology or structural and functional features of PF OA. The clinical symptoms of PF OA, such as anterior knee pain during stair ambulation and squatting, share many similarities with PF pain in adolescents and young adults. PF joint OA is most commonly diagnosed in people aged >40 years, many of whom report a history of PF pain. As such, there is growing evidence that PF pain and PF OA form a continuum of disease. This review explores the possible re..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council postgraduate scholarship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Narelle Wyndow is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council postgraduate scholarship (ID1055276). Natalie Collins is supported by a University of Queensland Postdoctoral Fellowship. Kylie Tucker was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (ID1009410). No sources of funding were used specifically to assist in the preparation of this article.