Columbus, Ohio 43213

  • Anterior Knee Pain Syndrome

Purpose:

This is a randomized prospective study assessing the impact of psychosocial factors on pain and physical performance among adolescents with patellofemoral pain. A set of psychosocial surveys assessing fear avoidance beliefs, kinesiophobia, and pain catastrophizing will be completed by the participant/parents. Participants will then complete an activity questionnaire, numeric pain rating scale, and a self-report questionnaire of functional ability. Participants will then be randomized into one of two groups (psychologically informed education group and a control group). Participants will view a series of educational videos (based upon group assignment) and complete physical therapy exercises for lower extremity strengthening, flexibility, and neuromuscular control. Participants with patellofemoral pain will then complete follow-up surveys of their psychosocial beliefs, pain and self-reported functional ability through REDcap at immediately post-intervention, 1 week, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, and 3 months.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: • Having patellofemoral pain as defined as: Pain around or behind the patella, which is aggravated by at least one activity that loads the patellofemoral joint during weight bearing on a flexed knee (e.g., squatting, stair ambulation, jogging/running, hopping/jumping). Exclusion Criteria: - Prior history of patellar dislocation. - Suspicion of other diagnosis of the knee by evaluating physical therapist or principal investigator. - Other concomitant injury of the leg. - Prior history of knee surgery. - Red flags present for non-musculoskeletal involvement (bowel/bladder problems, saddle anesthesia, progressive neurological deficits, recent fever or infection, unexplained weight loss, unable to change symptoms with mechanical testing). - Numbness and tingling in any lumbar dermatome.


NCT ID:

NCT04752501


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Mitchell Selhorst, DPT, PHD
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Mitchell Selhorst, DPT, PHD
Phone: 614-355-9764
Email: Mitchell.Selhorst@Nationwidechildrens.org


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Columbus, Ohio 43213
United States

Mitchell Selhorst, DPT, PHD
Phone: 614-355-9764
Email: Mitchell.Selhorst@Nationwidechildrens.org

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 24, 2021

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