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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
Authors: Dippenaar, Donna Lisa
Keywords: Chiropractic;Patellofemoral joint;Myofascial pain syndromes
Issue Date: 2003
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.
Description: Dissertation submitted in partial compliance with the requirements for the Master's Degree in Technology: Chiropractic, Durban Institute of Technology, 2003.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10321/279
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