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Patellofemoral pain syndrome alters neuromuscular control and kinetics during stair ambulation.
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PMID:  21524921     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of the study was to investigate differences in frontal plane knee kinetics, onset timing and duration of the gluteus medius (GMed), adductor longus (AL), and vastus medialis oblique (VMO) during stair ambulation between those with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Twenty PFPS patients and twenty healthy participants completed stair ambulation while surface electromyography (EMG), video, and ground reaction forces were collected. PFPS patients had a higher peak internal knee abduction moment during stair ascent, and a higher internal knee abduction impulse for both ascent and descent. During stair ascent, PFPS patients displayed earlier onset of the AL and later onset of GMed, compared to the healthy individuals. Also, PFPS patients had longer activation duration of the AL and shorter activation durations of the VMO and GMed during stair ascent. During stair descent, PFPS patients displayed delayed GMed onset and shorter activation duration of GMed and VMO. The results of the study suggest that altered neuromuscular control of the medial thigh musculature may be an important contributor to PFPS.
Naoko Aminaka; Brian G Pietrosimone; Charles W Armstrong; Andrew Meszaros; Phillip A Gribble
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5711     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109125     Medline TA:  J Electromyogr Kinesiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, United States.
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