Sabuncu, Ahmet Can
NYU School of Medicine
Patellofemoral (PF) pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common form of knee pain in the United States. PFPS accounts for 25-30% of knee injuries and can be attributed to the PF joint compression force: the resultant patellar force exerted on the femoral trochlea. Current solutions to either treat or alleviate PF pain include surgery, kinesiology taping, and patellar tracking braces. These modes of treatment are either costly or do not directly mitigate the PF compression force. Thus, the purpose of this project was to design a brace that reduces the patellar force on the trochlea during physical activity. Preliminary results signify that our brace reduces this PF compression force during certain activities, but additional testing is required to further validate this.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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