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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #7480
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Exercise therapy as an effective intervention for patellofemoral pain syndrome


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effectiveness of exercise therapy in treatment of patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome: systematic review and meta-analysis

Phys Ther. 2014 Dec;94(12):1697-708.

Contributing Authors: R Clijsen J Fuchs J Taeymans

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Synopsis

This meta-analysis identified 15 randomized control trials which assessed the effects of exercise therapy on pain and patient-reported measures of activity limitations and participation restrictions (PRMALP) in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PPS), when compared to no exercise therapy, receiving additive therapy, or receiving various exercise interventions. A total of 748 patients were...

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