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The effect of targeted treatment on people with patellofemoral pain: a pragmatic, randomised controlled feasibility study

BMC Musculoskeletal DisordersBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:338

Received: 8 February 2017

Accepted: 24 July 2017

Published: 4 August 2017

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Original Submission
8 Feb 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
15 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Stefan Buchmann
5 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jonas Thorlund
3 Jul 2017 Author responded Author comments - Benjamin Drew
Resubmission - Version 2
3 Jul 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jonas Thorlund
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
24 Jul 2017 Editorially accepted
4 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12891-017-1698-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, UK
NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, Leeds, UK
School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Department of Health Professions, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK