Journal article

Efficacy of Nonsurgical Interventions for Anterior Knee Pain Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials

Natalie J Collins, Leanne M Bisset, Kay M Crossley, Bill Vicenzino



Anterior knee pain is a chronic condition that presents frequently to sports medicine clinics, and can have a long-term impact on participation in physical activity. Conceivably, effective early management may prevent chronicity and facilitate physical activity. Although a variety of nonsurgical interventions have been advocated, previous systematic reviews have consistently been unable to reach conclusions to support their use. Considering a decade has lapsed since publication of the most recent data in these reviews, it is timely to provide an updated synthesis of the literature to assist sports medicine practitioners in making informed, evidence-based decisions. A systematic review and me..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

Natalie Collins was the recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Public Health Scholarship (No. 351663), and currently holds a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Health Professional Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (No. 628918). The work of the authors was independent of the funding body. All authors declare no conflicts of interest that are directly relevant to the content of this review.