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How to manage patellofemoral treatment?

Combining findings from systematic reviews with clinical reasoning from clinicians

To date a broad body of literature on patellofemoral treatment exists. But although the quality of the existing systematic reviews is high, they all rely solely on research findings and clinical experience is not taken into account. This study analysed findings from 13 high quality systematic reviews and combined them with the results of semistructured interviews with 17 experts (at least 5 years of clinical experience with PFP as a specialist focus, actively involved in PFP research). 

Furthermore, they found evidence supporting use of foot orthoses and acupuncture. Stretching of the calf, hamstring and quadriceps can be used in the treatment, based on individual assessment.

> From: Barton et al., Br J Sports Med 49 (2015-12-16 06:45:41) 923-934 . All rights reserved to BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. Click here for the online summary.

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