Tibiofemoral kinematics in the transverse and frontal planes influence the location and magnitude of peak patella cartilage stress: An investigation of runners with and without patellofemoral pain.

Affiliation

Jacquelin Perry Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

To determine whether the location and magnitude of peak patella cartilage stress varies among runners with and without patellofemoral pain. To determine whether tibiofemoral kinematics in the frontal and transverse planes predict peak lateral and medial patella cartilage stress.

Keywords

Cartilage stress,Finite element analysis,Osteoarthritis,Patellofemoral pain,