Knee-plaster of paris as treatment for the young with patello-femoral pain

Establish if treatment with Knee-plaster of paris can remove patello-femoral pain within one year.

Material and method:
40 young people were treated with a knee plaster of paris for a four week period. One year later each received a questionnaire about their symptoms and the levels of their activity.

28 were free of any symptoms taking part in all sorts of activities without any limitation. 12 had relapsed into discomfort to some extent or other and were limited in their activities.

Knee-plaster of paris for one month is a possible method, with a success rate one year after treatment of 70%, in the treatment of patello-femoral pain in teenagers.