Biodynamics and Human Performance Ceneter

The Effects of Hip Abductor and External Rotator Fatigue in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a leading cause of pain and disability in young, active adults. Changes in hip and knee mechanics are considered to be major pre-disposing subjects to PFPS. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine the changes in hip musculature fatigue on lower extremity biomechanics in healthy individuals and those with PFPS. In addition, this study will determine which muscle group has the greatest effect on changes in lower extremity biomechanics after fatigue.

 Davis, S, Hodgdon, K, Lake, D, Davies, GJ. The Effects of Hip Abductor and External Rotator Fatigue in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. (Ongoing Research 2013-14)