Implications of knee crepitus to the overall clinical presentation of women with and without patellofemoral pain.
Danilo de Oliveira Silva, Christian Barton, Kay Crossley, Marina Waiteman, Bianca Taborda, Amanda Schenatto Ferreira, Fábio Mícolis de Azevedo
Phys Ther Sport | Published : 2018
OBJECTIVES: Compare anthropometric characteristics, function, kinesiophobia, catastrophism and knee extensor strength between women (i) with PFP and crepitus (PFPcrepitus); (ii) with PFP and no crepitus (PFPNOcrepitus); (iii) without PFP and crepitus (Pain-freecrepitus); and (iv) without PFP and no crepitus (Pain-freeNOcrepitus). DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Laboratory study. PARTICIPANTS: 65 women with PFP and 51 pain-free women. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Objective assessment of knee crepitus, forward step-down and single leg hop tests; knee extensor strength tests; and subjective ratings of function, kinesiophobia, pain catastrophising and knee stiffness. RESULTS: Crepitus was more commo..View full abstract