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Patello femoral taping

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
B Gerrard
In an uncontrolled clinical trial, 116 patients from a general population were treated with the McConnell programme for patello-femoral pain syndrome. This programme, consisting of a detailed knee assessment and treatment using a taping technique for pain relief, isometric and eccentric exercise, produced excellent to good results in 86 per cent of patients within five treatments and maintained those results one year after the cessation of treatment. Sex, current activities, duration of symptoms, abnormal foot pronation, iliotibial tract and hamstring tightness and other positive passive movement tests had no effect on the outcome of the treatment...
1989: Australian Journal of Physiotherapy
Fotios P Tjoumakaris, Theodore J Ganley, Rahul Kapur, John Kelly, Brian J Sennett, Joseph Bernstein
Through extensive survey analysis, we investigated expert opinion in sports medicine. The study had 3 purposes: to provide clinical guidance for cases in which the correct action is not necessarily apparent, to examine expert opinion itself, and to delineate areas of future study. A total of 500 members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine evaluated a set of 25 statements on unresolved issues in sports medicine. The following 10 statements were deemed false: "It's okay for 12-year-old pitchers to throw curve balls; it's the pitch count that matters"; "Resistance training ('weight lifting') should be avoided until physeal closure"; "Jogging during pregnancy is to be avoided"; "At an athletic event, if sideline coverage is offered by an emergency medical technician and athletic trainer, there is little additional benefit from having a physician present"; "Contact sport athletes who sustain a second concussion should be excluded from contact sports permanently"; "The utility of pre-season medical screening is derived from the history; as such, student-athletes should complete a questionnaire, with physical examination reserved for only those with a positive relevant history"; "Femoroacetabular impingement is a myth-the designation of anatomic variation as disease"; "An AC (acromioclavicular) separation in a contact athlete should not be treated surgically if the athlete won't give up the sport; it will fail"; "Ankle taping induces weakness and atrophy of the dynamic stabilizers of the ankle"; "Only autografts should be used in ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery, as allografts have an unnecessary high failure rate in clinical practice...
November 2011: Physician and Sportsmedicine
Mary Carlson, Jerry Wilkerson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Lateral patello-femoral pain can shorten an athletic career and generally decrease an individual's physical activity and functional level, such as preventing stair climbing and reducing the ability to rise from a chair. Leg length inequality is associated with patello-femoral pain. A leg length test that best distinguishes the difference between people who have lateral patello-femoral pain and those who do not would have clinical utility. The purpose of the present study was, first, to determine if unilateral, lateral patello-femoral pain was associated with the longer leg when inequality of leg lengths existed and, second, to determine if leg length direct measurement, indirect measurement or quadriceps angle (Q angle) could correctly classify participants according to the presence or absence of patello-femoral pain...
March 2007: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
Brian Quilty, Marian Tucker, Rona Campbell, Paul Dieppe
OBJECTIVE: To design and carry out a randomized controlled trial of a complex, physical therapy based intervention for patello-femoral joint (PFJ) osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, examining medium to longterm outcomes. METHODS: The participants, who had knee pain and predominant PFJ OA, were recruited from a large population based study. The study design was a controlled trial using prerandomization and a blind observer, comparing the intervention package with standard nonphysiotherapy treatment...
June 2003: Journal of Rheumatology
A Klipstein, A Bodnar
Patello-femoral knee pain is a frequent problem the general practitioners, rheumatologists and orthopedists are confronted with. Very often, no exact structural diagnosis can be made. Studies on the natural history of PFPS are lacking. Nevertheless, conservative treatment has been successful in most of the cases. In this respect, management being pertinent to each patient and problem is important. Four categories of frequently affected patients are discussed in this article: young people in their adolescence, well trained athletes, athletes at the end of their career and patients in the 'second half' of their life...
October 1996: Therapeutische Umschau. Revue Thérapeutique
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