UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Orthopedics

Title: PatelloFemoral Syndrome Treatment

Keywords: Patellofemoral Syndrome (PubMed Search)

Posted: 9/10/2016 by Michael Bond, MD (Emailed: 9/17/2016) (Updated: 9/17/2016)
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Patellofemoral Syndrome Treatment options

Patients do best with a combined intervention (ie, exercise therapy, education, manual therapy and taping)  plan or patellofemoral bracing may improve outcomes for people with patellofemoral syndrome and the subtype of patellofemoral osteoarthritis.

For for the ED, we can start NSAIDs, and then have them follow up with Physical Therapy, A sports trainer if in organized sports, or with a sports medicine physician/PCP.  Physical therapy is targeted at strengthening the quadricep muscle particularly vastus medialis, which improves the patella’s tracking with knee flexion.