Hamstring length in patellofemoral pain syndrome

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94254
Title:
Hamstring length in patellofemoral pain syndrome
Authors:
White, L. C. (Lisa); Dolphin, P. (Philippa); Dixon, J. (John)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care. Centre for Rehabilitation Sciences.
Citation:
White, L. C., Dolphin, P. and Dixon, J. (2009) 'Hamstring length in patellofemoral pain syndrome', Physiotherapy, 95 (1), pp.24-28.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Physiotherapy
Issue Date:
Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94254
DOI:
10.1016/j.physio.2008.05.009
Abstract:
Objectives: To investigate whether there was a difference in hamstring length between patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome and healthy asymptomatic controls aged 18 to 35 years. Design: A cross-sectional observational study measuring hamstring length in patients and asymptomatic controls. Setting: Hospital physiotherapy department. Participants: Two groups were tested; one group diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome (mean age 27 years, n = 11, six males, five females) and one group of asymptomatic controls (mean age 25 years, n = 25, 13 males, 12 females). Main outcome measures: Hamstring length was evaluated using the passive knee extension method to measure popliteal angle. Results: The mean (standard deviation) values for hamstring length were 145.6 (8.7)° for patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome and 153.7 (10.1)° for the asymptomatic controls. The mean (95% confidence interval) difference between the groups was 8.0 (0.8 to 15.1)°, and analysis with a t-test revealed that this was statistically significant (P < 0.05). Conclusions: This study found that patients with patellofemoral pain had shorter hamstring muscles than asymptomatic controls. It is not clear whether this is a cause or effect of the condition. Further research is suggested to study how hamstring length changes with rehabilitation, and the relationship with pain.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Patellofemoral pain syndrome; muscle stretching exercises; knee; joint flexibility; hamstring length
ISSN:
0031-9406
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 15/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 15/03/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorWhite, L. C. (Lisa)en
dc.contributor.authorDolphin, P. (Philippa)en
dc.contributor.authorDixon, J. (John)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-15T10:05:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-15T10:05:54Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-
dc.identifier.citationPhysiotherapy; 95 (1): 24-28en
dc.identifier.issn0031-9406-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.physio.2008.05.009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/94254-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To investigate whether there was a difference in hamstring length between patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome and healthy asymptomatic controls aged 18 to 35 years. Design: A cross-sectional observational study measuring hamstring length in patients and asymptomatic controls. Setting: Hospital physiotherapy department. Participants: Two groups were tested; one group diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome (mean age 27 years, n = 11, six males, five females) and one group of asymptomatic controls (mean age 25 years, n = 25, 13 males, 12 females). Main outcome measures: Hamstring length was evaluated using the passive knee extension method to measure popliteal angle. Results: The mean (standard deviation) values for hamstring length were 145.6 (8.7)° for patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome and 153.7 (10.1)° for the asymptomatic controls. The mean (95% confidence interval) difference between the groups was 8.0 (0.8 to 15.1)°, and analysis with a t-test revealed that this was statistically significant (P < 0.05). Conclusions: This study found that patients with patellofemoral pain had shorter hamstring muscles than asymptomatic controls. It is not clear whether this is a cause or effect of the condition. Further research is suggested to study how hamstring length changes with rehabilitation, and the relationship with pain.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 15/03/2010]en
dc.subjectPatellofemoral pain syndromeen
dc.subjectmuscle stretching exercisesen
dc.subjectkneeen
dc.subjectjoint flexibilityen
dc.subjecthamstring lengthen
dc.titleHamstring length in patellofemoral pain syndromeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care. Centre for Rehabilitation Sciences.en
dc.identifier.journalPhysiotherapyen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 15/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardWhite, L. C., Dolphin, P. and Dixon, J. (2009) 'Hamstring length in patellofemoral pain syndrome', Physiotherapy, 95 (1), pp.24-28.-
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