Type of Article:  Case Report

Volume 5; Issue 1 (February 2017)

Page No.: 1877-1880

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2016.212


Preeti Manik*

Chief Physiotherapist, Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapy Unit, BLK Super Specialty Hospital, Pusa road, New Delhi, India.

Address for correspondence: Dr. Preeti Manik, Chief Physiotherapist, Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapy Unit, BLK Super Specialty Hospital, Pusa road, New Delhi, India. E-Mail: himanshu_manik@yahoo.com


Atrophy of the vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) is a common clinical finding in PFPS patients. As it is believed that VMO helps to hold the patella in position by applying a medial force to counteract the lateral pull of the larger vastuslateralis (VL) muscle. The suggestion is that where muscular imbalance occurs, the supposedly stronger pull of the lateral structures will create the lateral tracking of the patella which is thought to play a key role in patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS).

This case report has shown that specifically targeted physiotherapy protocol has promising and encouraging role in management of PFPS and in correction of patellar maltracking.

Key words: PFPS, VMO, Patellar maltracking anterior knee pain.


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Cite this article: Preeti Manik. STUDY ON RECURRENT LARYNGEAL NERVE: ITS POSITION AND RELATIONSHIP WITH INFERIOR THYROID ARTERY. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(1):1877-1880. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2016.212