Patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis: An important subgroup of knee osteoarthritis

Hinman, R. S. and Crossley, K. M. (2007) Patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis: An important subgroup of knee osteoarthritis. Rheumatology, 46 7: 1057-1062. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kem114


Author Hinman, R. S.
Crossley, K. M.
Title Patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis: An important subgroup of knee osteoarthritis
Journal name Rheumatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1462-0324
1462-0332
Publication date 2007-07-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1093/rheumatology/kem114
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 46
Issue 7
Start page 1057
End page 1062
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Abstract Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent disease afflicting elderly people. As the knee joint is tri-compartmental, numerous radiographic patterns of disease are possible. The patellofemoral joint (PFJ) is one of the most commonly affected compartments. Although PFJ OA is frequently observed, this particular disease sub-group has gone largely unrecognised. Recent research suggests that not only is the PFJ an important source of symptoms in knee OA, but also that afflicted individuals demonstrate disease features distinct from those observed in tibiofemoral joint OA. This has implications for the assessment and treatment of patients with PFJ OA. This review summarises the evidence suggesting why PFJ OA should be considered a distinct clinical entity and how it may best be managed using conservative, non-pharmacological treatment approaches that are targeted to the PFJ. Interventions such as patella taping, patella bracing and physiotherapy have the potential to alleviate joint stress and symptoms for people with this condition.
Keyword Knee
Osteoarthritis
Patellofemoral joint
Vastus Medialis Obliquus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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