TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2012, Cilt 11, Sayı, 4     (Sayfalar: 412-416)

Conservative treatment in anterior knee pain

Şebnem Koldaş Doğan 1, Deniz Evcik 1

1 Ufuk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Ankara

DOI: 10.5606/totbid.dergisi.2012.59
Görüntüleme: 588
İndirme : 740

Anterior knee pain is pain in the anterior localization of knee arising from patellofemoral joint and triggered by activities during flexion of the knee such as prolonged sitting, squatting, running, ascending and descending stairs. It is also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFS). The major etiologic factors are defects of extansor mechanism of the knee and lower limb malalignment. Although no consensus has been reached in the treatment of the disease, primary treatment modality should be conservative treatment. Using brace, patellar tapping and restriction of aggravating activities in addition to strengthening exercises of quadriceps muscles and stretching exercises of hamstring, quadriceps, iliotibial band, gastrocnemius and soleus muscles are recommended treatment choices.

Anahtar Kelimeler : Conservative treatment; exercise; patellofemoral pain syndrome