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Effect of McConnell patellofemoral pain syndrome protocol on pain and functional disability in tibiofemoral osteoarthritis: A pilot study

 Department of Kinesiotherapy and Movement Sciences, Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Akhil Samson,
Dr. DY Patil College of Physiotherapy, DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Sant Tukaram Nagar, Plot No BGP/190, Pimpri, Pune - 411 028, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_490_20

Introduction: Osteoarthritis (OA) being a common condition is one of the leading causes of musculoskeletal pain and functional disability. Purpose: This purpose of this study was to find the effect of McConnell patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) protocol in participants with Grade 2 tibiofemoral OA. Settings and Design: This was an experimental pilot study and on participants above 40 years of age. Fifteen patients with Grade 2 tibiofemoral OA of knee were included. Subjects and Methods: The participants were screened on the basis of diagnosed case by orthopedician with the help of X-ray. Participants above 40 years of age were selected including both male and female. The changes in the subject's pain and functional disability were evaluated by the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities OA Index (WOMAC) scale. Statistical Analysis Used: Shapiro − Wilk test was used to check the normality of data and as it was found to be normally distributed, paired t-test used to analyze within group differences by comparing pre- and postreadings of WOMAC and VAS. Results: Participants with grade 2 tibiofemoral OA of knee had a significant decrease in pain and functional disability as seen in VAS scale, P value was 0.0005 and for WOMAC, P value was 0.0001. Conclusion: This study concludes that McConnell PFPS protocol had an upper hand in reducing functional disability and pain in Grade-2 tibiofemoral OA of knee.

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