MSK ultrasound muscle measurements in patellofemoral pain

Measuring the size of individual quadriceps muscles

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a common source of knee pain. Excessive lateral patellar tracking has been associated clinically with PFP and may be due to dysfunction of the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) relative to the vastus lateralis (VL), as these muscles have an opposing role in patellar tracking. Greater atrophy of VMO relative to VL has been speculated in PFP. 


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