Faculty Advisor

Ambady, Sakthikumar

Faculty Advisor

Sabuncu, Ahmet Can

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-15

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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