Prospective study on the strenght of the hip muscles in relationship to lower extremity kinematics as risk factors for the development of the patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)

01 January 2010 → 31 October 2014
Ghent University funding
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Human movement and sports sciences
    • Rehabilitation sciences
    • Orthopaedics
lower extremity kinematics hip strenght patellofemoral pain syndrome
Project description

This project prospectively investigates the influence of the strenght of the hip muscles and lower extremity kinematics on the development of PFPS. In addition, an intervention study will investigate in which degree a conservative treatment program for PFPS, which focusses on improving hip muscle strenght, will leed to better treatment results compared with a traditional conservative treatment program for PFPS.