GUEST BLOG by Dr Lee Herrington-Patellofemoral joint pain post ACL reconstruction, a change of thinking in early rehab required?
The first part of this blog will present some of the growing body of evidence showing that ACLR patients have deficits in performance which can be linked to deficiencies in their quadriceps function, both of which can then be associated with abnormal patellofemoral joint loading. The second part of the blog will discuss how ACLR rehab might have to be modified to reduce the ACLR patient’s susceptibility to developing PFP.29/09/2016 Read More
J sign video before and after trochleoplasty, (surgeon, Mr Jonathan Bell)
Positive J sign helps to signal poor trochlea shape.24/06/2016 Read More
Tape in the management of Patellofemoral Pain
There is a lot of hype around tape-what tape, what technique, what colour! The hype is not fully underpinned by robust academic rigour and yet do I use tape with my patients? Yes I do. Let’s explore this.19/11/2015 Read More
The infrapatellar (Hoffa's) fat pad explained
The infrapatellar fat pad can be painful, persistent and tricky to treat. However, with the right treatment it is possible to have good outcome. This blog explores fat pad problems for the patient.29/09/2015 Read More
Activity Modification in The Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain
Activity modification plays a vital part of my recommendations. Whilst the vast majority of PFj problems should be classed as a nuisance but not a worry, activity modification is extremely useful.31/07/2015 Read More
A behind the Scenes Look at Reflective Practice In My Patellofemoral Pain Practice: An Open and Honest Account.
Reflective practice is often banded around with many reminded of student journals they were made to write. In this blog I explain how I use it in my practice and how the literature on this topic helps to inform us.26/08/2016 Read More
Non-operative management of Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis
So the first and probably most important point to make is that this is a diagnostic label about structure, not experience of pain. Pain is an incredibly multi-dimensional phenomenon that people experience in very varying ways. It is therefore possible for two people to have the same diagnostic label of patellofemoral osteoarthritis and yet one is ‘suffering’ a lot more than the other.12/01/2016 Read More
Understanding Anatomy . Why it is Important. The Patellofemoral Joint.
Having recently met for my regular research meeting with an anatomy colleague of mine, it reminded me of the importance of anatomy and why we should understand it.12/10/2015 Read More
Thoughts for Clinicians from the International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Sep 2015.
A round up of some of the key messages for clinicians from the world leaders in patellofemoral pain research.16/09/2015 Read More