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Evaluation of variables affecting lower extremity alignment in the aetiology of patellofemoral pain syndrome

Youri Thijs UGent (2009)
abstract
The patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common knee disorder in a wide range of physically active individuals which, in general, is caused by multiple risk factors affecting the alignment of the patellofemoral joint. The role of many presumed risk factors in the aetiology of PFPS remains however enigmatic. The purpose of this doctoral project was to investigate variables at the ankle and hip joint and within the central nervous system affecting lower extremity alignment, in a search for other possible sources in the aetiology of PFPS. The aims of this doctoral project were therefore threefold. The first aim was to gain a better insight into gait-related intrinsic risk factors for the development of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Two prospective studies were set up to investigate intrinsic risk factors inherent to the rollover pattern of the foot during walking and running. The second aim was to gain a better insight in the relationship between the strength of the muscles around the hip and the frontal plane movement of the knee during a functional closed chain movement. A study was set up to investigate the correlation between the strength of the different hip muscle groups and the frontal plane movement of the knee during a forward lunge movement. The third aim of this doctoral project was to gain a better insight in the working mechanism of the use of braces in the treatment of the patellofemoral pain syndrome. An fMRI study was set up to investigate if there is a detectable difference in brain activity during flexion-extension movement of the knee when additional proprioceptive input is applied at the knee by the application of a knee brace.
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dissertation
publication status
published
subject
keyword
gait-related risk factors, patellofemoral pain, hip strength, brain activity
pages
119 pages
publisher
Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
defense location
Gent : UZ (auditorium C)
defense date
2009-06-25 17:30
ISBN
9789087560089
language
English
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yes
classification
D1
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I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
715403
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-715403
alternative location
http://lib.ugent.be/fulltxt/RUG01/001/335/165/RUG01-001335165_2010_0001_AC.pdf
date created
2009-07-08 11:05:12
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  abstract     = {The patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common knee disorder in a wide range of physically active individuals which, in general, is caused by multiple risk factors affecting the alignment of the patellofemoral joint. The role of many presumed risk factors in the aetiology of PFPS remains however enigmatic. The purpose of this doctoral project was to investigate variables at the ankle and hip joint and within the central nervous system affecting lower extremity alignment, in a search for other possible sources in the aetiology of PFPS. The aims of this doctoral project were therefore threefold. The first aim was to gain a better insight into gait-related intrinsic risk factors for the development of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Two prospective studies were set up to investigate intrinsic risk factors inherent to the rollover pattern of the foot during walking and running. The second aim was to gain a better insight in the relationship between the strength of the muscles around the hip and the frontal plane movement of the knee during a functional closed chain movement. A study was set up to investigate the correlation between the strength of the different hip muscle groups and the frontal plane movement of the knee during a forward lunge movement. The third aim of this doctoral project was to gain a better insight in the working mechanism of the use of braces in the treatment of the patellofemoral pain syndrome. An fMRI study was set up to investigate if there is a detectable difference in brain activity during flexion-extension movement of the knee when additional proprioceptive input is applied at the knee by the application of a knee brace.},
  author       = {Thijs, Youri},
  isbn         = {9789087560089},
  keyword      = {gait-related risk factors,patellofemoral pain,hip strength,brain activity},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {119},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Evaluation of variables affecting lower extremity alignment in the aetiology of patellofemoral pain syndrome},
  url          = {http://lib.ugent.be/fulltxt/RUG01/001/335/165/RUG01-001335165\_2010\_0001\_AC.pdf},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Thijs, Youri. 2009. “Evaluation of Variables Affecting Lower Extremity Alignment in the Aetiology of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
APA
Thijs, Y. (2009). Evaluation of variables affecting lower extremity alignment in the aetiology of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent, Belgium.
Vancouver
1.
Thijs Y. Evaluation of variables affecting lower extremity alignment in the aetiology of patellofemoral pain syndrome. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; 2009.
MLA
Thijs, Youri. “Evaluation of Variables Affecting Lower Extremity Alignment in the Aetiology of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.” 2009 : n. pag. Print.