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Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2011 May;24(5):436-41.

[Current research of the excessive lateral pressure syndrome of patellofemoral joint].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Arthroscope,Wangjing Hospital, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100102, China.


As modern medicine getting deeply to understand ever-detailed anatomy,structure and animal mechanics of the patellofemoral joint, excessive lateral pressure syndrome, a very common patellofemoral disorder, has been reacquainted by the clinicians. On account to the complexity and variety of the etiology and the mechanism of the pain, still, there are many difficulties and arguments on the exact description of the clinical symptoms and the establishment of a universally accepted diagnostic criteria. Accurately grasping different causes, pathomechanisms and developmental stages of the disease would be especially important. As a result, rational choice of the pertinent procedures become the clinical lynchpin. This paper reviews domestic and international pertinent literatures in the past 10 years, and provide an overview of the latest study of anatomy, biomechanic, pathomechanism and clinical experience, anticipating to offer help on standardizing the diagnosis and treatment of ELPS.

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