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Patellofemoral tape

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
Emine Eda Kurt, Öznur Büyükturan, Hatice Rana Erdem, Figen Tuncay, Hicabi Sezgin
[Purpose] To evaluate the short-term effects of kinesio tape on joint position sense, isokinetic measurements, kinesiophobia, symptoms, and functional limitations in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 90 patients (112 knees) with patellofemoral pain syndrome were randomized into a kinesio tape group (n=45) or placebo kinesio tape group (n=45). Baseline isokinetic quadriceps muscle tests and measurements of joint position sense were performed in both groups. Pain was measured with a Visual Analog Scale, kinesiophobia with the Tampa kinesiophobia scale, and symptoms and functional limitations with the Kujala pain scale...
July 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Justin M Lantz, Alicia J Emerson-Kavchak, John J Mischke, Carol A Courtney
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common source of anterior knee pain. Controversy exists over the exact clinical findings which define PFPS, thus, diagnosis and management can be challenging for clinicians. There is paucity in the literature concerning joint mobilization as treatment for PFPS, particularly at the tibiofemoral joint, as standard management is currently focused on therapeutic exercise, orthotics, bracing and taping. Therefore, the purpose of this case report is to describe the effects of tibiofemoral joint mobilization in the successful treatment of an individual with chronic PFPS as it relates to pain, function and central processing of pain...
June 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Hainan Yu, Kristi Randhawa, Pierre Côté, Optima Collaboration
Study Design Systematic review. Background Soft tissue injuries to the lower limb bring a substantial health and economic burden to society. Physical agents are commonly used to treat these injuries. However, the effectiveness of many such physical agents is not clearly established in the literature. Objective To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of physical agents for soft tissue injuries of the lower limb. Methods We searched 5 databases from 1990 to 2015 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs), cohort studies, and case-control studies...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Kay M Crossley, Marienke van Middelkoop, Michael J Callaghan, Natalie J Collins, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Christian J Barton
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July 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Wolf Petersen, Andree Ellermann, Ingo Volker Rembitzki, Sven Scheffler, Mirco Herbort, Gert Peter Brüggemann, Raymond Best, Thore Zantop, Christian Liebau
BACKGROUND: It has been previously shown that exercise programs for patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) can be supported by medially directed taping. Evidence supporting the use of patellar braces is limited because previous studies have been low quality. The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes of patients with PFPS after treatment with a medially directed patellar realignment brace and supervised exercise. METHODS: In a prospective randomized multicenter trial, 156 patients with PFPS were included and randomly assigned to 6 weeks of supervised physiotherapy in combination with the patellar realignment brace, or supervised physiotherapy alone...
July 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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
Anne Hickey, Diana Hopper, Toby Hall, Catherine Y Wild
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain (PFP) affects 25% of the general population, occurring 2 times more often in females compared with males. Taping is a valuable component of the management plan for altering lower limb biomechanics and providing pain relief; however, the effects of alternative taping techniques, such as Mulligan knee taping, appear yet to be researched. PURPOSE: To determine whether the Mulligan knee taping technique altered levels of perceived knee pain and lower limb biomechanics during a single-legged squat (SLSq) in adult females with PFP...
May 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Susan L Keays, Marjon Mason, Peter A Newcombe
OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to assess whether improvements after a 1-month patellofemoral pain (PFP) program addressing local and global deficits were maintained for 3 years. DESIGN: This prospective cohort study comprised 4 treatment phases including a randomized trial during week 1. SETTING: The study was conducted in a private physiotherapy practice. PATIENTS: Thirty-seven patients (55 knees) from an original cohort of 41 patients (60 knees) with PFP were followed for 3 years after referral by doctors to participate in this study...
May 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Wen-Dien Chang, Fu-Chen Chen, Chia-Lun Lee, Hung-Yu Lin, Ping-Tung Lai
Objectives. To conduct a systematic review comparing the effects of Kinesio taping with McConnell taping as a method of conservative management of patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Methods. MEDLINE, PUBMED, EMBASE, AMED, and the Cochrane Central Register of Control Trials electronic databases were searched through July 2014. Controlled studies evaluating the effects of Kinesio or McConnell taping in PFPS patients were retrieved. Results. Ninety-one articles were selected from the articles that were retrieved from the databases, and 11 articles were included in the analysis...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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
Rianne A Van Der Heijden, Nienke E Lankhorst, Rabbart Van Linschoten, Sita M Bierma-Zeinstra, Marienke Van Middelkoop
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common knee problem characterised by retropatellar or peripatellar pain, which particularly affects adolescents and young adults. Exercise therapy is often prescribed. AIM: To assess the effects of exercise therapy in people with PFPS. DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING: All settings. POPULATION: Adolescents and adults with PFPS. METHODS: A search was performed in nine databases up to May 2014, including the Cochrane Register, MEDLINE and EMBASE...
February 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
K M Crossley, B Vicenzino, J Lentzos, A G Schache, M G Pandy, H Ozturk, R S Hinman
OBJECTIVE: Patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis (PFJ OA) contributes considerably to knee OA symptoms. This study aimed to determine the efficacy of a PFJ-targeted exercise, education manual-therapy and taping program compared to OA education alone, in participants with PFJ OA. METHODS: A randomised, participant-blinded and assessor-blinded clinical trial was conducted in primary-care physiotherapy. 92 people aged ≥40 years with symptomatic and radiographic PFJ OA participated...
September 2015: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Samantha A Campbell, Alison R Valier
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) occurs in 25% of adolescents and adults and is the leading cause of knee pain in runners. Pain is commonly felt when ascending or descending stairs, deep squatting, kneeling, or running. There is no consensus on the etiology of this condition, but insufficient hip strength, malalignment of the lower extremity, hyperpronation of the foot, and patellar incongruence have been suggested. Common treatments of PFPS include strengthening of quadriceps and hip muscles, McConnell taping, electrical stimulation, and foot orthotics, but effectiveness of these treatments is inconclusive...
August 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Christian John Barton, Simon Lack, Steph Hemmings, Saad Tufail, Dylan Morrissey
IMPORTANCE: Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is both chronic and prevalent; it has complex aetiology and many conservative treatment options. OBJECTIVE: Develop a comprehensive contemporary guide to conservative management of PFP outlining key considerations for clinicians to follow. DESIGN: Mixed methods. METHODS: We synthesised the findings from six high-quality systematic reviews to September 2013 with the opinions of 17 experts obtained via semistructured interviews...
July 2015: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Rianne A van der Heijden, Nienke E Lankhorst, Robbart van Linschoten, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra, Marienke van Middelkoop
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common knee problem, which particularly affects adolescents and young adults. PFPS, which is characterised by retropatellar (behind the kneecap) or peripatellar (around the kneecap) pain, is often referred to as anterior knee pain. The pain mostly occurs when load is put on the knee extensor mechanism when climbing stairs, squatting, running, cycling or sitting with flexed knees. Exercise therapy is often prescribed for this condition...
2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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
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