#34: Patello-femoral pain syndrome with Professor Bill Vicenzino

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Patello-femoral pain is a common, and at times, debilitating condition of the knee that can impact people across the lifespan. Professor Bill Vicenzino is a world leading expert on this topic and to that end I've enticed him onto the show to give us the ins and outs of this tricky condition. This is truly a must listen episode with a real pioneer of physiotherapy about a very common and important musculoskeletal condition. 

Key Papers:

1. Rathleff MS, Holden S, Krommes K, Winiarski L, Hölmich P, Salim TJ, Thorborg K. The 45-second anterior knee pain provocation test: A quick test of knee pain and sporting function in 10-14-year-old adolescents with patellofemoral pain. Phys Ther Sport. 2022 Jan;53:28-33. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2021.11.002. Epub 2021 Nov 4. PMID: 34775189.

2. Powers CM, Witvrouw E, Davis IS, Crossley KM. Evidence-based framework for a pathomechanical model of patellofemoral pain: 2017 patellofemoral pain consensus statement from the 4th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Manchester, UK: part 3. Br J Sports Med. 2017 Dec;51(24):1713-1723. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098717. Epub 2017 Nov 6. PMID: 29109118.

3. Powers CM, Ho KY, Chen YJ, Souza RB, Farrokhi S. Patellofemoral joint stress during weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing quadriceps exercises. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 May;44(5):320-7. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.4936. Epub 2014 Mar 27. PMID: 24673446.

4. Crossley KM, Stefanik JJ, Selfe J, Collins NJ, Davis IS, Powers CM, McConnell J, Vicenzino B, Bazett-Jones DM, Esculier JF, Morrissey D, Callaghan MJ. 2016 Patellofemoral pain consensus statement from the 4th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Manchester. Part 1: Terminology, definitions, clinical examination, natural history, patellofemoral osteoarthritis and patient-reported outcome measures. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Jul;50(14):839-43. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096384. Epub 2016 Jun 24. PMID: 27343241; PMCID: PMC4975817.

5. Nimon G, Murray D, Sandow M, Goodfellow J. Natural history of anterior knee pain: a 14- to 20-year follow-up of nonoperative management. J Pediatr Orthop. 1998 Jan-Feb;18(1):118-22. PMID: 9449112.

6. Dye SF. The pathophysiology of patellofemoral pain: a tissue homeostasis perspective. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Jul;(436):100-10. doi: 10.1097/01.blo.0000172303.74414.7d. PMID: 15995427.

7. Holden S, Matthews M, Rathleff MS, Kasza J; Fohx Group; Vicenzino B. How Do Hip Exercises Improve Pain in Individuals With Patellofemoral Pain? Secondary Mediation Analysis of Strength and Psychological Factors as Mechanisms. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2021 Dec;51(12):602-610. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2021.10674. PMID: 34847699.

8. Robertson CJ, Hurley M, Jones F. People's beliefs about the meaning of crepitus in patellofemoral pain and the impact of these beliefs on their behaviour: A qualitative study. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2017 Apr;28:59-64. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.01.012. Epub 2017 Feb 2. PMID: 28171780.


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