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

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00451438
First Posted: March 23, 2007
Last Update Posted: March 23, 2007
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National Taiwan University Hospital
March 21, 2007
March 23, 2007
March 23, 2007
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Investigation of Muscle Activity Pattern of Gluteus Medius and Tensor Fascia Lata in Patients With PFPS
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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.

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
Observational
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
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March 2007
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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
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
20 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
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NCT00451438
200701003R
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National Taiwan University Hospital
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Study Chair: Mei-Hwa Jan, Master NTU department of physical therapy
National Taiwan University Hospital
January 2007