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Patella taping

Cynthia Gobbi Alves Araújo, Christiane de Souza Guerino Macedo, Daiene Ferreira, Leonardo Shigaki, Rubens A da Silva
: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of patellar taping on muscle activation of the knee and hip muscles in women with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome during five proprioceptive exercises. Forty sedentary women with syndrome were randomly allocated in two groups: Patellar Taping (based in McConnell) and Placebo (vertical taping on patella without any stretching of lateral structures of the knee). Volunteers performed five proprioceptive exercises randomly: Swing apparatus, Mini-trampoline, Bosu balance ball, Anteroposterior sway on a rectangular board and Mediolateral sway on a rectangular board...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Mark Ci-En Chan, Justin Wen-Jie Wee, Mui-Hong Lim
OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of kinesiology taping in arthroscopic knee surgery has not been reported. The objective of this study is to investigate the efficacy of kinesiology taping in the early postoperative phase after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). We hypothesized that kinesiology taping reduces knee pain and swelling and improves knee range of movement and functional outcome. DESIGN: Randomized controlled study. SETTING: Primary Institutional Hospital...
July 15, 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Jun Suganuma, Ryuta Mochizuki, Tadashi Sugiki, Yutaka Inoue, Kazuya Kitamura, Seiji Akutsu, Hiroyuki Ono
PURPOSE: To compare the results of reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) using a synthetic graft (Poly-Tape) between knee joints in which the patella was reduced to the strict center and those in which it was slightly lateral to the center of the trochlea to determine whether patellar position within this range affects the results. METHODS: Forty-six knee joints in 46 patients were examined retrospectively with a minimum follow-up of 2 years...
April 29, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
M S Rathleff, B Vicenzino, M Middelkoop, T Graven-Nielsen, R van Linschoten, P Hölmich, K Thorborg
The mainstay of patellofemoral pain (PFP) treatment is exercise therapy, often in combination with adjunct treatments such as patient education, orthoses, patella taping and stretching, making the intervention multimodal in nature. The vast majority of randomised controlled trials among patients with PFP have investigated the effect of treatment among adults (>18 years of age). So, while systematic reviews and meta-analyses provide evidence-based recommendations for treating PFP, these recommendations are largely based upon the trials in adults...
November 2015: Sports Medicine
Karin Lienhard, Aline Cabasson, Olivier Meste, Serge S Colson
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the excessive spikes observed in the surface electromyography (sEMG) spectrum recorded during whole-body vibration (WBV) exercises contain motion artifacts and/or reflex activity. The occurrence of motion artifacts was tested by electrical recordings of the patella. The involvement of reflex activity was investigated by analyzing the magnitude of the isolated spikes during changes in voluntary background muscle activity. Eighteen physically active volunteers performed static squats while the sEMG was measured of five lower limb muscles during vertical WBV using no load and an additional load of 33 kg...
March 2015: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
John Ward, Kenneth Sorrels, Jesse Coats, Amir Pourmoghaddam, JoAnn Moskop, Kate Ueckert, Amanda Glass
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if elastic therapeutic tape placed on anterior lower limbs would affect stride and step length in fatigued runners' gait. METHODS: Forty-two healthy participants were equally divided into a kinesiology tape group (Rocktape) and a no-tape control group. Participants in both groups underwent a baseline running gait test at 6 mph without tape. After this, participants engaged in an exhaustive lower body fatigue protocol until they reached maximal volitional exhaustion...
December 2014: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is defined as pain surrounding the patella when sitting with bent knees for prolonged periods of time or when performing activities like ascending or descending stairs, squatting or athletic activities. Patella dislocation is not included in PFPS. This review analyzes the evidence based conservative management of PFPS. A Cochrane Library search related to PFPS was performed until 18 January 2014. The key words were: patellofemoral pain syndrome. Eight papers were found, of which three were reviewed because they were focused on the topic of the article...
March 2014: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Chen-Yi Song, Han-Yi Huang, Sheng-Chang Chen, Jiu-Jenq Lin, Alison H Chang
OBJECTIVES: To explore the hip and knee joint kinematics as well as muscle activation between participants with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and controls, and to investigate the immediate effect of proximal femoral rotational taping on pain, joint kinematics, and muscle activation during single-leg squat (SLS). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Sixteen female participants with PFPS, and eight healthy female controls participated...
July 2015: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Simon Lack, Christian Barton, Bill Vicenzino, Dylan Morrissey
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is highly prevalent within both sporting and recreationally active populations. Multiple treatment approaches have been advocated for the management of PFP, attempting to address both intrinsic and extrinsic factors thought to contribute to the development and persistence of pain. A number of predictors of treatment success have been proposed, and evaluated, for directing intervention choice. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to systematically review the literature that identifies outcome predictors of specific conservative interventions in the management of PFP, including quality of the current evidence, to guide clinical practice and future studies investigating outcome predictors within this population...
December 2014: Sports Medicine
Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Camilla Rams Rathleff, Ole Simonsen
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is common among adolescents and adults. As the long-term prognosis is poor, optimal treatment is the key. The current evidence suggests that treatment should include training of the quadriceps and hip muscles with focus on correct alignment of the lower extremity. A positive short-term effect of foot orthotics is also documented and there is limited evidence of a positive effect of patella taping. There is no evidence for routine knee arthroscopy in the treating of PFP.
March 17, 2014: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Jin Tae Han, Jung-Hoon Lee
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of kinesiology taping on repositioning error of the knee joint after quadriceps muscle fatigue. [Subjects] Thirty healthy adults with no orthopaedic or neurological problems participated in this study. [Methods] The repositioning error of the knee joint was measured using a digital goniometer when the subjects extended their dominant-side knee to a random target angle (30°, 45°, or 60°) with their eyes closed, before and after a quadriceps muscle fatigue protocol, and after application of kinesiology tape...
June 2014: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Wolf Petersen, Andree Ellermann, Ingo Volker Rembitzki, Sven Scheffler, Mirco Herbort, Frederike Sophie Sprenker, Andrea Achtnich, Gert Peter Brüggemann, Raymond Best, Frank Hoffmann, Andreas Gösele Koppenburg, Christian Liebau
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a frequent cause of anterior knee pain predominantly affecting young female patients who do not have significant chondral damage. Development of PFPS is probably multifactorial, involving various knee, hip, and foot kinematic factors. Biomechanical studies have described patellar maltracking and dynamic valgus (functional malalignment) in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome. The literature provides evidence for short-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; short-term medially directed taping; and exercise programs focusing on the lower extremity, hip, and trunk muscles...
2014: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Ryan Solinsky, Gary S Beaupre, Michael Fredericson
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the frequency of bracing, geographic region, clinical specialty, or percentage of practice devoted to knee pain influences the criteria used by sports medicine professionals to determine whether a brace should be prescribed for treating patients with nontraumatic patellofemoral pain syndrome. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Sports medicine practices in the United States. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1307 athletic trainers, physical therapists, and sports medicine physicians recruited from the e-mail listings of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Physical Therapy Association Sports Physical Therapy Section, the International Patellofemoral Study Group, the International Patellofemoral Retreat list, and National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 athletic team registries...
June 2014: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Sung-Eun Lee, Sung-Hyoun Cho
This study aims to examine the effect of McConnell taping to patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome on the change of the muscle activity of vastus medialis and vastus lateralis during squatting. The total numbers of participants are 16 patients with pain in their knee. There are three different experiments: no-taping, placebo taping, and McConnell taping. As a result, both the muscle activity of vastus medialis and muscle activity ratio of vastus medialis to vastus lateralis increased in placebo taping compared to no-taping, which wasn't statistically significant...
April 2013: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
Wolf Petersen, Andree Ellermann, Andreas Gösele-Koppenburg, Raymond Best, Ingo Volker Rembitzki, Gerd-Peter Brüggemann, Christian Liebau
UNLABELLED: The patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a possible cause for anterior knee pain, which predominantly affects young female patients without any structural changes such as increased Q-angle or significant chondral damage. This literature review has shown that PFPS development is probably multifactorial with various functional disorders of the lower extremity. Biomechanical studies described patellar maltracking and dynamic valgus in PFPS patients (functional malalignment)...
October 2014: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Amanda M Clifford, Elaine Harrington
Patellar taping is a treatment adjunct commonly used in the management of anterior knee pain. The aim of this cross sectional study was to investigate the effects of medial glide patellar taping on sagittal plane lower-limb joint kinematics and knee pain during a unilateral squat in a symptomatic population complaining of anterior knee pain. Ten participants with a history of unilateral or bilateral anterior knee pain were included in the study. Subjects were required to squat on the symptomatic leg under three conditions: placebo tape, patellar tape and no tape...
2013: Journal of Human Kinetics
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Taping can be used to reduce pain in knee osteoarthritis. There are different methods of taping, but the common effect is to exert a medially directed force on the patella to increase the patellofemoral contact area, thereby decreasing joint stress and reducing pain. Taping can be performed by a physiotherapist, but self taping can be taught, which enhances self management. Taping for knee osteoarthritis has National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Level I evidence of efficacy for pain relief and is associated with negligible adverse effects that generally include minor skin irritation...
October 2013: Australian Family Physician
Monappa A Naik, Premjit Sujir, Sujit Kumar Tripathy, Tarun Goyal, Sharath K Rao
PURPOSE. To assess the correlation between the forearm plus little finger length and the femoral length in 100 volunteers. METHODS. The forearm plus little finger length and the ipsilateral femoral length of 68 male and 32 female volunteers aged 19 to 55 (mean, 35.8) years were measured using a measuring tape. The forearm plus litter finger length was measured from the tip of the olecranon to the tip of the little finger, whereas the femoral length was measured from the tip of the greater trochanter to the level of proximal pole of the patella over the outer aspect of thigh...
August 2013: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Victoria Rowe, Stephanie Hemmings, Christian Barton, Peter Malliaras, Nicola Maffulli, Dylan Morrissey
BACKGROUND: Clinicians manage midportion Achilles tendinopathy (AT) using complex clinical reasoning underpinned by a rapidly developing evidence base. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the study were to develop an inclusive, accessible review of the literature in combination with an account of expert therapists' related clinical reasoning to guide clinical practice and future research. METHODS: Searches of the electronic databases, PubMed, ISI Web of Science, PEDro, CINAHL, EMBASE, and Google Scholar were conducted for all papers published from inception to November 2011...
November 1, 2012: Sports Medicine
Michael J Callaghan, James Selfe
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain syndrome refers to the clinical presentation of knee pain related to changes in the patellofemoral joint. Patellofemoral pain syndrome usually has a gradual onset of pain with none of the features associated with other knee diseases or trauma. It is often treated by physiotherapists, who use a variety of techniques including patellar taping. This involves the application of adhesive sports medical tape applied directly to the skin over the patella on the front of the knee...
2012: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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