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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Summary

Description: A syndrome characterized by retropatellar or peripatellar PAIN resulting from physical and biochemical changes in the patellofemoral joint. The pain is most prominent when ascending or descending stairs, squatting, or sitting with flexed knees. There is a lack of consensus on the etiology and treatment. The syndrome is often confused with (or accompanied by) CHONDROMALACIA PATELLAE, the latter describing a pathological condition of the CARTILAGE and not a syndrome.

Also Known As: Anterior Knee Pain Syndrome; Patellofemoral Syndrome; Pain Syndrome, Patellofemoral

Networked: 68 relevant articles (14 outcomes, 10 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Type A Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum A Toxin) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 2
  2. Substance P : 2 studies in 3 results : IBA
  3. Cytokines : 1 result : IBA
  4. Interleukin-6 (Interleukin 6) : 1 result : IBA
  5. Neoprene (Polychloroprene) : 1 result : IBA
  6. Nitroglycerin (Dynamite) : 1 result : FDA 53 Generic
  7. Flavin-Adenine Dinucleotide (FAD) : 1 result : IBA
  8. sulfated polyvinyl alcohol : 1 result : IBA
  9. A-factor (Streptomyces) : 1 result : IBA
  10. A73025 : 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

  1. Pain (Aches)
  2. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
  3. Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
  4. Stroke (Strokes)
  5. Knee Osteoarthritis
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Key Therapies for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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  1. Orthotic Devices (Orthosis) : 7 outcomes 1 study in 22 results
  2. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback) : 4 outcomes in 4 results
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome in 2 results
  4. Splints : 1 outcome in 1 result
  5. Exercise Therapy (Therapy, Exercise) : 3 studies in 14 results
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