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Physiotherapeutic management of a patient with patellofemoral pain syndrome – a case report

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dc.contributor.author Ustarbowska, Katarzyna
dc.contributor.author Trybulec, Bartosz
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-20T07:00:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-20T07:00:48Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 16, z. 1 (2018), s. 68–75 pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.issn 2544-2406
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.ur.edu.pl/handle/item/3884
dc.description.abstract Introduction. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a disorder of the front compartment of the knee joint with incompletely investigated, probably multifactorial pathogenesis. It mostly affects young people and runners. In patients with PFPS conservative management is a therapy of choice with fundamental importance of physiotherapeutic procedures. Therapy should be highly individualized and considering all possible factors that may cause PFPS symptoms. Aim. The aim of this report was presentation of management of a 23 year old female patient with PFPS that developed secondary to a knee sprain. The medical history, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures were thoroughly described, then obtained results were presented and thereafter discussed. Methods. Clinical assessment included functional and provocative tests of the patellofemoral joint as well as thigh and calf muscles tests, range of motion measurement of the knee joint and pain assessment using the VAS scale. Therapeutic management included 5 sessions of post-isometric muscle relaxation (PIR), mobilizations of the patella and applications of elastic tapes. Results. After 5 sessions of therapeutic management PFPS symptoms were significantly reduced. Pain did not occur during normal activity, whereas in heavy joint loading, it occurred later and was of lower intensity. Range of motion as well as subjective sense of joint stability was also improved. Conclusions. Individually adjusted conservative management based on PIR techniques, mobilizations of patella and kinesiotaping seems to be effective form of therapy for PFPS of functional nature. pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.language.iso eng pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Międzynarodowe *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject patellofemoral pain syndrome pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject excessive lateral pressure syndrome pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject runner’s knee pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject physiotherapy pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject kinesiotaping pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title Physiotherapeutic management of a patient with patellofemoral pain syndrome – a case report pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.type article pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.doi 10.15584/ejcem.2018.1.12
dc.identifier.eissn 2544-1361


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