Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most commonly diagnosed knee condition in patients under 50 years old. The condition is often perceived as difficult to treat due to differing opinions of aetiology and risk factors. A recent systematic review (1) concluded that the only two risk factors that have a positive predictive value for the development of PFPS are being female and having weak knee extensor strength, other studies have concluded it may be a result of abnormal Q angles, delayed muscle firing patterns of the quadriceps, abnormal transverse and frontal plane movement of the knee, etc. All of this stated, one thing that appears to be consistent in the literature is that strengthening of the musculature of the knee and hip appears to be more effective than solely focusing on the knee. This article reviews recent research which supports this statement and examined the long-term effects of using this approach.
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