Dimorphism and Patellofemoral Disorders

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Abstract

PF injury and disease are difficult to define and characterize. Frequently, disease classifications are lumped together, which makes it hard to establish meaningful baseline data from our current literature. Population demographics that define PF disorders by sex are scant. Clinical data support the fact that these problems are more common in women. Potential risk factors for PF disease and injury that may show a variance by sex include anatomic and neuromuscular factors. As we better classify PF disorders and tease out potential risk factors, a female sex predilection is likely to become more apparent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-599
Number of pages7
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

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