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Investigation of Muscle Activity Pattern of Gluteus Medius and Tensor Fascia Lata in Patients With PFPS

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00451438
First Posted: March 23, 2007
Last Update Posted: March 23, 2007
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Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to investigate the muscle activity of gluteus medius and tensor fascia lata in health control group and patients with PFPS during submaximal isometric muscle contraction.The research question :Is there any difference of muscle activity of gluteus medius and tensor fascia lata between health control group and patients with PFPS during submaximal isometric muscle contraction ?Null hypothesis:There is no difference of muscle activity of gluteus medius and tensor fascia lata between health control group and patients with PFPS during submaximal isometric muscle contraction.

Condition
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: January 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2007
Detailed Description:

Basic data

- Name, age, sex, BW, BH, pain VAS scale(VAS-activity), affected side, dominate leg, symptom duration, activity level

Measurement

  • Flexibility of iliotibial band:Ober test
  • EMG data collection during 8s submaximal muscle contraction
  • Muscle strength measurement of hip abductors
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 20-50 years old
  • Insidious onset of symptoms
  • Pain exist at least 3 month, VAS activity>4
  • Two of the following activities induce pain at anterior or retropatellar site prolonged sitting, stair-climbing, squatting, running, kneeling, and hopping/jumping
  • Diagnosed by an orthopedic surgeon

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of lower extremity fracture or operation
  • Neurological disease involved
  • Observed knee deformity
  • Other well-defined musculoskeletal problems in lower extremity
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00451438


Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Mei-Hwa Jan, Master NTU department of physical therapy
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00451438     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200701003R
First Submitted: March 21, 2007
First Posted: March 23, 2007
Last Update Posted: March 23, 2007
Last Verified: January 2007

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
patellofemoral pain syndrome
electromyography
gluteus medius
tensor fascia lata

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases