Is there a biomechanical link between patellofemoral pain and osteoarthritis? A narrative review

Wyndow, Narelle, Collins, Natalie, Vicenzino, Bill, Tucker, Kylie and Crossley, Kay (2016) Is there a biomechanical link between patellofemoral pain and osteoarthritis? A narrative review. Sports Medicine, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s40279-016-0545-6


Author Wyndow, Narelle
Collins, Natalie
Vicenzino, Bill
Tucker, Kylie
Crossley, Kay
Title Is there a biomechanical link between patellofemoral pain and osteoarthritis? A narrative review
Journal name Sports Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1179-2035
0112-1642
Publication date 2016-05-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s40279-016-0545-6
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Place of publication Auckland, New Zealand
Publisher Springer International
Collection year 2017
Formatted abstract
The patellofemoral (PF) joint is the knee compartment most commonly affected by osteoarthritis (OA). Even mild PF OA is associated with considerable pain and functional limitations. Despite its prevalence and impact, little is understood of the etiology or structural and functional features of PF OA. The clinical symptoms of PF OA, such as anterior knee pain during stair ambulation and squatting, share many similarities with PF pain in adolescents and young adults. PF joint OA is most commonly diagnosed in people aged >40 years, many of whom report a history of PF pain. As such, there is growing evidence that PF pain and PF OA form a continuum of disease. This review explores the possible relationship between the presence of PF pain and the development of PF OA. We review the evidence for altered neuromotor control and biomechanical factors that may be associated with altered PF loading in people with PF pain and PF OA. In doing so, we highlight similarities and differences that may evolve along the continuum. By improving our understanding of the neuromotor and biomechanical links between PF pain and PF OA, we may highlight potential targets for new rehabilitation strategies.
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