Knee Pain Research
The knee research program is led by Professor Kay Crossley and Dr Adam Culvenor and focuses on the prevention and management of knee injuries and osteoarthritis across the lifespan. The team are currently undertaking several longitudinal prospective cohort studies evaluating injury and disease burden, as well as randomised trials evaluating effectiveness of treatments for knee pain, traumatic knee injury and osteoarthritis, and developing implementation programs to maximise community uptake.
Kneecap arthritis after serious knee ligament injury
The kneecap is increasingly recognised as a key contributor to knee osteoarthritis and is strongly associated with pain. While knee osteoarthritis is typically a disease of the elderly, early-onset kneecap osteoarthritis affects younger adults at an alarming rate, within the first decade after a serious knee ligament injury, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.
For more information, visit the kneecap arthritis blog page.
Hip Muscle function in people with patellofemoral pain
It is well established that people with patellofemoral pain have hip muscle weakness, and strong evidence supports exercise therapy at hip. However, hip muscles deficits can be complex and are identified using instruments which are not always accessible to clinicians.
For more information, visit the petellofemoral pain blog page.