Journal article

How to manage patellofemoral pain - Understanding the multifactorial nature and treatment options

Simon Lack, Bradley Neal, Danilo De Oliveira Silva, Christian Barton

PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2018

Abstract

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is one of the most prevalent conditions within sports medicine, orthopaedic and general practice settings. Long-term treatment outcomes are poor, with estimates that more than 50% of people with the condition will report symptoms beyond 5 years following diagnosis. Additionally, emerging evidence indicates that PFP may be on a continuum with patellofemoral osteoarthritis. Consensus of world leading clinicians and academics highlights the potential benefit of delivering tailored interventions, specific to an individual's needs, to improve patient outcome. This clinical masterclass aims to develop the reader's understanding of PFP aetiology, inform clinical assessment..

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