Patellafemoral Pain Syndrome - PFPS (Runner’s Knee)
Journal: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2001, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD003375. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003375
Title: Therapeutic ultrasound for treating patellofemoral pain syndrome *
Authors: Brosseau L, Casimiro L, Welch V, Milne S, Shea B, Judd M, Wells GA, Tugwell P.
Conclusions: The Cochrane database search retrieved 85 articles on treatment of Patellafemoral pain syndrome of which only one was appropriate for review. This study was focused on the efficacy of treating this syndrome with Ultrasound in addition to ice massage which is the standard mode of care. There were 53 participants in the study. All patients underwent an exercise protocol. Four of the thirteen patients (31%) treated with ice massage alone reported less patellafemoral pain and/or quadriceps/hamstring strengthening compared with 6 of 16 (46%) who received both ultrasound and ice massage. Clearly the ice massage was of some benefit, but the improvement with ultrasound was only 15% more, not enough to meet the international standard of 20% for clinically important improvements in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
Journal: Int J Ther Massage Bodywork. 2008 Dec 15;1(2):11-21.
Title: Massage therapy protocol for post-anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS): a case report.
Author: J. Zalta
Conclusions: In this case study, one patient with PFPS was treated with various massage techniques including
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