Time Difference Between Onsets of Lateral and Medial Hamstring Muscles During Gait in Patients With Patellofemoral Pain: A Preliminary Study


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Coskunsu D. K. , CAN F., Kuchimovs S., AKALAN N. E. , Kilicoglu I. O. , Ozturk N.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.12, no.1, pp.192-197, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.33808/clinexphealthsci.923264
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.192-197
  • Keywords: Hamstrings, Surface EMG, Patellofemoral Pain, Gait, Time Difference, HIP, STRENGTH, CONTRACTION, INDIVIDUALS, ACTIVATION, KINEMATICS, PRESSURES, ALIGNMENT, ROTATION, WOMEN
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Early activation of lateral hamstrings (LH) relative to medial hamstrings (MH) has been thought to be the cause of abnormal knee abduction and external rotation of the tibia, which affects the orientation of patellar tendon and increases lateral patellofemoral compression. Therefore, early activation of LH relative to MH is considered to have a role in the patellofemoral pain (PFP). The aim of this study was to investigate the time difference between MH and LH onsets in patients with PFP during gait.