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ACE Report #735
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing exercises reduces patellofemoral pain


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A controlled trial of weight-bearing versus non-weight-bearing exercises for patellofemoral pain.

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2007 Apr;37(4):155-60

Contributing Authors: L Herrington A Al-Sherhi

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Synopsis

45 male subjects with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) were randomized to one of two exercise programs, or no treatment. One group received non-weight-bearing single-joint quadriceps exercise (SJNWBE), one group received weight-bearing multiplejoint quadriceps exercise (MJWBE), and the last group received no exercise prescription. Results showed that both the SJNWBE and MJWBE groups had statist...

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