Journal article

Proximal mechanics during stair ascent are more discriminate of females with patellofemoral pain than distal mechanics

Danilo de Oliveira Silva, Christian John Barton, Marcella Ferraz Pazzinatto, Ronaldo Valdir Briani, Fabio Micolis de Azevedo

CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the pathomechanisms underlying patellofemoral pain (PFP). Concurrent evaluation of lower limb mechanics in the same PFP population is needed to determine which may be more important to target during rehabilitation. This study aimed to investigate possible differences in rearfoot eversion, hip adduction, and knee flexion during stair ascent; the relationship between these variables; and the discriminatory capability of each in identifying females with PFP. METHOD: Thirty-six females with PFP and 31 asymptomatic controls underwent three-dimensional kinematic analyses during stair ascent. Between-group comparisons were made for peak r..

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