Seong-won Han

PhD Candidate


Research interests

Although patellofemoral pain or PFP is one of the most frequent MSK disorders, its etiology still remains uncertain. One generally accepted speculation is that quadriceps muscle weakness might be a factor developing PFP. It is recognized that the muscle weakness changes mechanical properties in the patellofemoral joint (PFJ), and this changed mechanics might affect degeneration of PFJ. However, it has not been directly investigated. Therefore, I am investigating the relationship between quadriceps muscle weakness and mechanical changes currently, in order to explain the mechanism of PFP. My research will broaden current understanding in this field.