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Comparing Rehabilitation Programs for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Kentucky
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00445224
First received: March 6, 2007
Last updated: August 4, 2010
Last verified: August 2010

March 6, 2007
August 4, 2010
January 2008
January 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Visual Analog Pain Scale (Describing Worst Pain Felt During the Past Week) [ Time Frame: weekly ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    0 to 10 cm line with 0 representing no pain and 10 representing severe pain
  • Subjective Function by Lower Extremity Functional Scale Report Form [ Time Frame: Baseline, Mid-Intervention, and Post-Intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Visual Analog Pain Scale [ Time Frame: 8 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Visual analog pain scale at end of intervention. 0 to 10 cm line with 0 representing no pain and 10 representing severe pain
  • Pain on visual analog scale
  • Subjective Function by Lower Extremity Functional Scale report form
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00445224 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Strength by Isometric Dynamometer [ Time Frame: Baseline, Mid, and Post-Intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Neuromuscular Activity by Surface Electromyographical Amplitude During Stair Descent [ Time Frame: Baseline, Mid and Post-Intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Objective Function by Step-down Task for 30 Seconds [ Time Frame: Baseline, Mid, and Post-Intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Hip Abduction Strength [ Time Frame: 8 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Side lying Hip Abduction maximal muscular contraction with a hand held dynamometer
  • Strength by isometric dynamometer
  • Neuromuscular activity by surface electromyographical amplitude during stair descent
  • Objective Function by step-down task for 30 seconds
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Comparing Rehabilitation Programs for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Comparison of Early Hip Strengthening to Early Quadriceps Strengthening in the Treatment of Females With Patellofemoral Pain

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common knee disorder affecting physically active people. Despite the growing base of support for the early introduction of hip strengthening exercises into the rehabilitation of PFPS, there have been few randomized clinical trials comparing isolated hip to isolated quadriceps strengthening. The purpose of this study is to determine how different exercises affect pain, strength, muscle activity, and function in female subjects with patellofemoral pain. The researchers hypothesize that females diagnosed with PFPS who initially participate in a hip strengthening program will report a greater perceived level of function, greater strength, less pain, and improved neuromuscular activity than those who participate in a progressive quadriceps strengthening intervention.

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Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Procedure: Therapeutic Exercise
Exercise program that is carried out by subjects under supervision once a week and then performed at home 2 additional times at home without supervision. Exercises focus on strengthening hip and quadriceps musculature.
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Dolak KL, Silkman C, Medina McKeon J, Hosey RG, Lattermann C, Uhl TL. Hip strengthening prior to functional exercises reduces pain sooner than quadriceps strengthening in females with patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomized clinical trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Aug;41(8):560-70. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2011.3499. Epub 2011 Jun 7. Erratum in: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Sep;41(9):700.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
33
January 2010
January 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • anterior or retropatellar knee pain reported during at least 2 of the following activities: ascending and descending stairs, hopping and running, squatting, kneeling, and prolonged sitting
  • insidious onset of symptoms not related to trauma
  • pain with compression of the patella
  • pain on palpation of the patellar facets

Exclusion Criteria:

  • symptoms present for less than one month
  • clinical evidence of other knee pathology
  • history of recent knee surgery within past one year
  • history of patellar dislocations or subluxations
  • current significant injury affecting other lower extremity joints
Female
15 Years to 35 Years
Yes
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United States
 
NCT00445224
07-0138-F2L
No
Tim Uhl/Principal Investigator, University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
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Study Chair: Timothy Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
August 2010

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