Knee pain and especially patellofemoral pain (PFP) is common among adolescents, but most of the previous scientific research has focused on adults even though adolescents with PFP are frequently seen in the clinic. During the last five years a research group from Denmark has systematically investigated PFP among adolescents. The research group has explored how common this knee condition is, what characterises the adolescents with PFP and how adolescents with PFP should be treated. Adolescent PFP is hard to treat and this article highlights key aspects that need to be considered when treating adolescents with PFP.
Register today to access free content
Buy today for £4.32
This article is also available within other
subscriptions. View options
Michael Skovdal Rathleff MHSc PhD is a physiotherapist and has a Masters degree in health science. Recently he completed his PhD studies on adolescent patellofemoral pain. His research aims to (1) understand why some adolescents develop long-lasting severe knee pain, (2) identify risk factors for long-lasting severe knee pain among adolescents, and (3) how we best treat adolescent knee pain. A special interest is patellofemoral pain, which is the most common knee complaint among adolescents with an insidious onset of knee pain. In addition, Michael uses his time on translation of his research through teaching at schools as well as to general practitioners and physiotherapists.
Thank you. Your account has been created and you have now been logged in. We will send you an email so that you can set your password for future use.
Unfortunately your current subscription does not include access to the new Co-Kinetic Business Growth and Marketing section. This is either because you have an old legacy Full Site subscription which requires an upgrade or you have another subscription which doesn't include access to the Business Growth element of the site.
This new part of the Co-Kinetic platform is designed to:
To access this new section, we need you to upgrade to add the Business Growth subscription to your account. (more details here).
Don't worry, it's RISK FREE. If you don't wish your subscription to continue after this time, simply
cancel your Business Growth subscription before the trial expires and your original content
subscription will continue as before.