Journal article

Predictors and effects of patellofemoral pain following hamstring-tendon ACL reconstruction

Adam G Culvenor, Natalie J Collins, Bill Vicenzino, Jill L Cook, Timothy S Whitehead, Hayden G Morris, Kay M Crossley

JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Patellofemoral pain is a frequent and troublesome complication following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), irrespective of graft source. Yet, little is known about the factors associated with patellofemoral pain following hamstring-tendon ACLR. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of potential patellofemoral pain predictors, and cross-sectional analysis of possible patellofemoral pain consequences. METHODS: Potential predictors (pre-injury patellofemoral pain and activity level, concomitant patellofemoral cartilage damage and meniscectomy, age, sex, and surgical delay) and consequences (hopping performance, quality of life, kinesiophobia, and return to sport rates and a..

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