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Trunk, hip and knee biomechanics in patellofemoral pain

Are trunk, hip and knee kinematics altered in subjects with patellofemoral pain?

A recent study has compared trunk muscle strength and activation levels, ipsilateral trunk lean, hip adduction and knee abduction during the single leg squat between subjects with and without PFPS. It was found that trunk strength was decreased in those with PFPS; no differences in activation levels were present between groups. On top of that, subjects with PFPS showed a greater ipsilateral trunk lean, hip adduction and knee abduction during the single leg squat.

 
 

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