This is part 3 of the consensus statement from the 4th international PFP research retreat held in Manchester, UK back in 2015. Part 1 (Terminology & definition) & part 2 (Recommended interventions) of the consensus statement were published around June last year, 2016. I’m not sure why this one came about a year and a half after the previous two parts, but it can be speculated that this part deals with a more complex topic which is the pathomechanical model of PFP when compared to the first two parts.
Published online: 16 Nov 2017
Open access: YES (BJSM)
This is the model in question. As you can see there is quite a lot to cover in this paper. The article goes through each one of the boxes, so there is quite a bit of reading involved. But it does provide a very useful evidence-based framework, which is the whole purpose of this consensus statement.
I think this really helps because PFP as we know is a complex condition and it can be quite confusing with conflicting research findings along with such a multi-faceted pathology. A big salute to everyone who worked on this consensus statement, it is really a great help to all the clinicians out there I’m sure.
Please click on the link below to access the full text article:
Powers, C.M. et al (2017) Evidence-based framework for a pathomechanical model of patellofemoral pain: 2017 patellofemoral pain consensus statement from the 4th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Manchester, UK: part 3. BJSM.