Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2001 , Vol 47 , Num 5
Patellofemoral Ağrı Sendromunda İzokinetik Egzersiz Programının Fonksiyonel Kapasite ve Ağrı Üzerindeki Etkisi
Bilge Yılmaz 1 ,Rıdvan Alaca 2 ,A. Salim Göktepe 3 ,Haydar Möhür 3 ,Tunç Alp Kalyon 4
1 Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Rehabilitasyon Merkezi, Ankara, Türkiye
2 Gülhane Askeri Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Rehabilitasyon Merkezi, Ankara, Türkiye
3 Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
4 T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı Akupunktur Bilim Komisyonu Üyesi, Ankara

The Efficacy of Isokinetic Exercise Program on Functional Capacity and Pain in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 22 patients with the complaint of anterior knee pain referred to GATA Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the period between 1999-2000 were randomly recruited to assess the efficacy of isokinetic exercises on functional capacity, isokinetic parameters and pain scores in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome. A total of 37 knees were examined. 6 meters hopping, 3-step hopping and single limb hopping course tests were performed in each patient with the measurements of Lysholm’s scale and visual analog scale. Tested parameters were; peak torque, total work, avarage power and endurance ratios. Statistical analyses revealed that at the end of 6-week treatment period, functional and isokinetic parameters improved significantly as well as pain scores with respect to the pretreatment values. There was statistically meaningful correlation between different groups of parameters. As conclusion, the isokinetic exercise treatment programs prevent the power loss in the extansor mechanism due to patellofemoral pain syndrome and gained power improves the functional capacity.

Keywords : Patellofemoral pain syndrome, isokinetic exercise