Biomechanical Bases for Anterior Knee Pain and Patellar Instability

  • Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso
  • Carolina Ávila-Carrasco
  • Jaime M. Prat-Pastor
  • Carlos M. Atienza
  • Enrique Cuñat


The mechanical theory has received more attention than the neural hypothesis to explain the genesis of anterior knee pain (AKP) and patellar instability.


Knee Flexion Reaction Force Patellar Tendon Anterior Knee Pain Patellar Instability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso
    • 1
  • Carolina Ávila-Carrasco
  • Jaime M. Prat-Pastor
  • Carlos M. Atienza
  • Enrique Cuñat
  1. 1.International Patellofemoral Study Group, International ACL Study Group, Hospital 9 de Octubre, Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, School of MedicineCatholic University of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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