What is the efficacy of physical therapy for the treatment of patellofemoral syndrome (PFS)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Noel F So, MD, FAAPMR; Chief Editor: Consuelo T Lorenzo, MD  more...
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Most symptoms of patellofemoral syndrome resolve with simple measures. As with many exercise routines, patients often fail to adhere to the exercise prescription, producing treatment results that appear to be refractory but which are actually caused by the fact that the therapeutic approach has not been given a fair trial. Follow-up studies suggest that more than 95% of persons who are compliant with treatment have results that are acceptable or better.


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