When should conservative treatment measures for patellofemoral syndrome (PFS) be assessed?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Noel F So, MD, FAAPMR; Chief Editor: Consuelo T Lorenzo, MD  more...
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Allow time for conservative measures (eg, exercise) to have a therapeutic effect in patients with patellofemoral syndrome. A period of 4-6 weeks usually is adequate for some resolution of symptoms. Longer delays before follow-up often result in reduced compliance with treatment recommendations. Reinforcement of treatment goals and strategies is important.


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