Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis

Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis

New insights into arthritis affecting the knee cap
I did my BSc paper or PFJ OA years ago. I was struggling to find relevant information . I am glad that the topic has finally starting to get the attention that it deserves. Especially that other structures than bones and muscles are noticed.
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Patellofemoral osteoarthritis occurs in almost 25% of the general population. It is a significant contributor to pain and disability. Research and clinical practice often focuses on tibiofemoral osteoarthritis but the patellofemoral joint often develops osteoarthritis before the tibiofemoral joint. There are a variety of risk factors that contribute to patellofemoral osteoarthritis. Being able to recognise and specifically target these could potentially slow down the progression of the condition as well as effectively manage the symptoms associated with patellofemoral osteoarthritis. In this course, Claire Robertson presents the latest literature on patellofemoral osteoarthritis and the effective management of this condition.


This course gives you an introduction to patellofemoral osteoarthritis, explores various risk factors that contribute to the development of this condition and the latest evidence on approaches to management.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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