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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MODULATION OF THE VASTUS MEDIALIS H-REFLEX IN NORMAL AND PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME WOMEN

Grant number: 13/10755-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): April 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Fábio Mícolis de Azevedo
Grantee:Nathalie Clara Souto Faria
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/08617-0 - Does it matter that my knee clicks? the association between knee crepitus and function in elderly people with or at high risk for developing knee osteoarthritis, BE.EP.MS

Abstract

The femorapatelar pain syndrome (PFPS) is a problem that deserves attention, since it affects 1 each 4 physically active individuals in an age group between 10 and 35 years. This disease presents clinically as a condition of widespread pain or retropatellar, which is exacerbated in daily living activities such as climbing and descending stairs, walking on slopes, remain seated for long periods, crouching or kneeling. Despite the high incidence and the commitment that the PFPS generates the same etiologic factors have not shown a clear definition. It is believed that the dysfunctions in neuromotor control of the Vastus Medialis (VM) and Vastus Lateralis (VL) quadriceps may occur and generate forces of different amplitudes in the same instant or delayed in their activation contributes to the occurrence of the disease, in addition, studies reveal that due to pain or dysfunction of motor control mechanism may be altered in individuals with PFPS. This mechanism can be investigated by obtaining the H-reflex, which is able to reflect the function of the quadriceps muscle through electrical stimulation of the femoral nerve and electromyographic signal capture VM muscle. Given the above, the objective of this study is to analyze the modulation of the H reflex of women clinically characterized with PFPS and compare the results with those of asymptomatic women, and thus contribute to a better characterization and diagnosis of PFPS.

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Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SILVA, DANILO DE OLIVEIRA; MAGALHAES, FERNANDO HENRIQUE; FARIA, NATHALIE CLARA; PAZZINATTO, MARCELLA FERRAZ; FERRARI, DEISI; PAPPAS, EVANGELOS; DE AZEVEDO, FABIO MICOLIS. Lower Amplitude of the Hoffmann Reflex in Women With Patellofemoral Pain: Thinking Beyond Proximal, Local, and Distal Factors. ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, v. 97, n. 7, p. 1115-1120, . (14/24939-7, 13/10755-9)
SILVA, DANILO DE OLIVEIRA; MAGALHAES, FERNANDO HENRIQUE; FARIA, NATHALIE CLARA; FERRARI, DEISI; PAZZINATTO, MARCELLA FERRAZ; PAPPAS, EVANGELOS; DE AZEVEDO, FABIO MICOLIS. Vastus Medialis Hoffmann Reflex Excitability Is Associated With Pain Level, Self-Reported Function, and Chronicity in Women With Patellofemoral Pain. ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, v. 98, n. 1, p. 114-119, . (14/24939-7, 13/10755-9)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
FARIA, Nathalie Clara Souto. Análise da modulação do reflexo H do vasto medial em mulheres com síndrome da dor femoropatelar. 2015. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia. Presidente Prudente Presidente Prudente.

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