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The association between myofascial trigger points of the quadriceps femoris muscle and the clinical presentation of patellofemoral pain syndrome using a piloted patellofemoral pain severity scale

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dc.contributor.author Dippenaar, Donna Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-16T08:29:07Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-16T08:29:07Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.other DIT99506
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/279
dc.description Thesis (M.Tech.: Chiropractic) -Dept. of Chiropractic, Durban Institute of Technology, 2003. xix, 199 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of Myofascial Trigger Points of the quadriceps femoris muscle in the clinical presentation of Patellofemoral Pain syndrome. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome according to current literature suggests an extensor mechanism dysfunction as the most probable etiology, however this syndrome has posed many unsolved mysteries and challenges to the medical community and remains a difficult condition to treat. Myofascial pain syndrome in contrast to this is a regional muscular disorder that results from myofascial trigger points within the muscle. The presence of these trigger points could result in anterior knee pain, imbalance of the extensor mechanism and instability of the patellofemoral joint, which could present as a Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Chiropractic en_US
dc.subject Chiropractic--Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Patellofemoral joint en_US
dc.subject Myofascial pain syndromes en_US
dc.title The association between myofascial trigger points of the quadriceps femoris muscle and the clinical presentation of patellofemoral pain syndrome using a piloted patellofemoral pain severity scale en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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