A Study to Compare the Efectiveness of Tibio Femoral Joint Mobilization Versus Maitland Mobilization in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Keywords:Patellofemoral Pain syndrome, KUJALA Patellofemoral scale, Maitland mobilization, Tibiofemoral mobilization.
Background and need of research: Abnormal patellar biomechanics and patellar arrangement result in patellofemoral
pain syndrome. The initial course of treatment for non-operative management is physical therapy.
Therefore, it is necessary to compare the effectiveness of Tibio femoral joint mobilisation with Maitland mobilisation
in treating patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Methods: Sample where collected from YMT college of Physiotherapy. Group A consists of 20 female and 10 Male
subjects of age group 30 to 40 years Tibiofemoral mobilization was given while Group B Maitland Mobilization
having 17 female and 13 male subjects. The study was conducted during the month of March 2023 to June 2023.
Each group attended five therapy sessions a week for a total of 6six weeks. As pre and Post outcome assessments,
the NPRS scale, Knee range of motion and KUJALA Score Questionnaire were utilised,both before and after the
treatment. patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome, ranging in age from 25 to 40, were both male and female.
Tibiofemoral mobilisation was used in Group A’s conventional therapy while Maitland mobilisation was used in
Group B’s conventional therapy. Each group attended five therapy sessions a week for a total of six weeks. As preand
post-outcome assessments, the visual analogue scale, knee range of motion, and KUJALA score Questionnaire
were utilised. both before and after the treatment, in the sixth week.
Result: The intragroup comparison of the NPRS, knee range of motion, and KUJALA patellofemoral scale among the
30 patients in each group was statistically highly significant with p=0.001 for both groups. In contrast to the Maitland
mobilisation in Group B, the Tibiofemoral mobilisation in Group A demonstrated a Highly Significant improvement.
Conclusion: Tibiofemoral mobilisation combined with traditional therapy is more effective at reducing pain,
enhancing range of motion, and improving functional ability in PFPS after six weeks.
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