Sports injury: A patellofemoral pain syndrome study


  • Danilo Santos Catelli
  • Heloyse Uliam Kuriki
  • Paulo Roberto Carvalho do Nascimento



The patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is defined as a retropatellar or anterior knee pain, without another disease. It affects until 25% of the population, being more common in women and trained persons. As others pathologies, PFPS have been affected the training of elite and amateurs athletes. Thereby, the general purpose of this study was discuss the occurrence of PFPS as a sports injury, there prevention possibilities and the appropriate recovery training after injury. It had been developed a literature review addressing the specific characteristics of the syndrome, its diagnosis, its target population, its development, how it affects the training and which are their possibilities of prevention and treatment.



Review Article