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Patellofemoral taping systematic review

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
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
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
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
Christian Barton, Vivek Balachandar, Simon Lack, Dylan Morrissey
OBJECTIVE: Patellar taping is frequently used to treat patellofemoral pain (PFP). This systematic review and meta-analysis (1) evaluates the efficacy of patellar taping for patients with PFP, (2) compares the efficacy of various taping techniques and (3) identifies potential biomechanical mechanisms of action. METHODS: The MEDLINE, CINAHL, SPORTSDiscus, Web of Science and Google Scholar databases were searched in January 2013 for studies evaluating the effects of patellar taping on pain and lower-limb biomechanics in individuals with PFP...
March 2014: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Lori A Bolgla, Michelle C Boling
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common and clinically challenging knee pathologies. Historically, clinicians have used a myriad of interventions, many of which have benefited some but not all patients. Suboptimal outcomes may reflect the need for an evidence-based approach for the treatment of PFPS. The authors believe that integrating clinical expertise with the most current scientific data will enhance clinical practice. The purpose of this systematic review is to provide an update on the evidence for the conservative treatment of PFPS...
June 2011: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Nynke M Swart, Robbart van Linschoten, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra, Marienke van Middelkoop
The aim of the study is to determine "the additional effect of... function" for patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). The additional effect of orthotic devices over exercise therapy on pain and function. A systematic literature search was conducted in MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, Cochrane and PEDro. Randomised controlled trials and controlled clinical trials of patients diagnosed with PFPS evaluating a clinically relevant outcome were included. Treatment had to include exercise therapy combined with orthotics, compared with an identical exercise programme with or without sham orthotics...
June 2012: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Hans-Peter W van Jonbergen, Rudolf W Poolman, Albert van Kampen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The optimal treatment for isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis is unclear at present. We systematically reviewed the highest level of available evidence on the nonoperative and operative treatment of isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis to develop an evidenced-based discussion of treatment options. METHODS: A systematic computerized database search (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE (PubMed), and EMBASE) was performed in March 2009...
April 2010: Acta Orthopaedica
Toby O Smith, Leigh Davies, Simon T Donell
Medio-lateral patellar position is regarded as a sign of patellofemoral pain syndrome and patellar instability. Its assessment is important in accurately performing patellofemoral therapeutic taping techniques. The purpose of this paper is to systematically review the literature to determine the reliability and validity of evaluating medio-lateral patellar position. An electronic database search was performed accessing AMED, British Nursing Index, CINAHL, the Cochrane database, EMBASE, Ovid Medline, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), PubMed and Zetoc to July 2008...
August 2009: Manual Therapy
Christian J Barton, Kate E Webster, Hylton B Menz
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic literature review. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality and scope of recently published systematic reviews on the topic of patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and to provide an overview of their findings. BACKGROUND: PFPS is a commonly treated condition. There is a large body of literature on conservative nonpharmacological interventions for PFPS, including multiple systematic reviews, which require critiquing and summarizing...
September 2008: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
V Fagan, E Delahunt
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common clinical presentation. Various neuromuscular factors have been reported to contribute to its aetiology. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review METHODS: A literature search was carried out from 1998 up to December 2007. Eligible studies were those that: (1) examined the effects of hip strengthening in subjects with PFPS; (2) examined the effects of physiotherapy treatment aimed at restoring muscle balance between the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) and vastus lateralis (VL) in subjects with PFPS; (3) examined the effect of taping on electromyogram (EMG) muscle amplitude in subjects with PFPS; and (4) compared the effects of open versus closed kinetic chain exercises in the treatment of subjects with PFPS...
October 2008: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Naoko Aminaka, Phillip A Gribble
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of patellar taping on pain control, patellar alignment, and neuromuscular control (ie, vastus medialis oblique activation, knee extensor moment, etc) in subjects with patellofemoral pain syndrome. DATA SOURCES: We searched MEDLINE, SPORT Discus, PEDro, and CINAHL through December 2004, using the key words patellar taping, therapeutic taping, McConnell taping, taping, chronic injury, patellofemoral pain, and knee. STUDY SELECTION: Criteria for inclusion criteria were studies that exclusively recruited patients diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome or anterior knee pain and outcome measures specific to pain reduction, neuromuscular control, and patellar positioning...
October 2005: Journal of Athletic Training
Mario Bizzini, John D Childs, Sara R Piva, Anthony Delitto
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review of the literature. OBJECTIVES: To develop a grading scale to judge the quality of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and conduct a systematic review of the published RCTs that assess nonoperative treatments for patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews of the quality and usefulness of clinical trials allow for efficient synthesis and dissemination of the literature, which should facilitate clinicians' efforts to incorporate principles of evidence-based practice in the clinical decision-making process...
January 2003: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
K Crossley, K Bennell, S Green, J McConnell
OBJECTIVE: Physical interventions (nonpharmacological and nonsurgical) are the mainstay of treatment for patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Physiotherapy is the most common of all physical interventions and includes specific vastus medialis obliquus or general quadriceps strengthening and/or realignment procedures (tape, brace, stretching). These treatments appear to be based on sound theoretical rationale and have attained widespread acceptance, but evidence for the efficacy of these interventions is not well established...
April 2001: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
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