[Unsatisfactory long-term prognosis of conservative treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2012 Apr 9;174(15):1008-13.
[Article in Danish]


This review overviews the long-term prognosis of conservatively treated patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Median values of the 16 included studies show that 29% of soldiers, 27.8% of sports active and 24,7% of the general public will become pain free after they are diagnosed with PFPS. 21.5% of sports active and 23% of the general public diagnosed with PFPS will stop participating in sports because of knee pain. There is an indication that around one third diagnosed with PFPS will become pain free and one fourth will stop participating in sports because of knee pain.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chondromalacia Patellae / complications
  • Chondromalacia Patellae / diagnosis
  • Chondromalacia Patellae / therapy
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Therapy*
  • Humans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome / complications
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome / therapy*
  • Prognosis