Kuru T., Yaliman A.

NOBEL MEDICUS, vol.8, no.3, pp.5-11, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/
  • Journal Name: NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-11
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is a common knee problem among the young and physically active persons. Overload, pes planus, pes cavus, increase in Q angle, congenital anomalies of patella, knee extensor mechanism disorders and dysfunction in extensor mechanism can cause patellofemoral pain syndrome. Current literature shows that conservative managements; exercise, electrotherapy, ankle and knee braces, taping methods etc. should be considered before the operative managements like lateral release, tibial tubercule transfer in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome.