Physical therapy for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Patellofemoral Pain SyndromePhysical therapy - Other
18 - 40
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing whether electrical muscle stimulation can help treat patellofemoral pain syndrome, a type of anterior knee pain.

Eligible Conditions
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

2 of 3
This is further along than 85% of similar trials

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 2 years

2 years
At what point of time they returned to their sports activity
Isometric strength measurement of knee
Visual analog pain scale (VAS) pain scale during activities of life
measure would be how many return to sports activity.
Year 2
Kujala patellofemoral score.

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

3 of 3
This is further along than 85% of similar trials

Side Effects for

Lidocaine Injection
This histogram enumerates side effects from a completed 2011 Phase 4 trial (NCT01250184) in the Lidocaine Injection ARM group. Side effects include: Hematomas with 5%, Bleeding with 2%.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Only PT
1 of 2
EMS and PT
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

92 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Physical therapy · No Placebo Group · Phase 3

EMS and PTExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: EMS, Physical therapy · Intervention Types: Device, Other
Only PT
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Physical therapy · Intervention Types: Other
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 2 years

Who is running the clinical trial?

Northwell HealthLead Sponsor
425 Previous Clinical Trials
493,438 Total Patients Enrolled
Leon Popovitz, MD4.6221 ReviewsPrincipal Investigator - Northwell Health
Lenox Hill Hospital
Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
Lenox Hill Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
4Patient Review
The staff are all nice, but you can expect long waits.

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 40 · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
The person has been having pain in their knees for more than three months
The individual experiences pain associated with prolonged sitting with their knees bent, pain with going downstairs, kneeling and squatting, or sports activities.
There was no history of injury.
There is no history of surgery to the knee.