Patellar Taping

Reference:Reference: Cushnaghan J, McCarthy R, Dieppe P 1994 The effect of taping the patella on pain in the osteoarthritic patient. British Medical Journal 308:753-755

Patellar Taping for Patello-femoral Pain and Knee OA.

Ensure to add the tissue unloading on the medial aspect of the joint.

This and many other techniques are clearly reviewed in the APTEI Knee Complex Video/Book Program.

A randomized blinded study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of patellar taping on patients with both clinical and x-ray evidence of patello-femoral osteoarthritis. Fourteen (14) patients with chronic (1-20 years) of anterior knee pain participated in this study. Patients were randomly assigned to three different forms of patellar taping (medial, lateral and neutral).

Result:Medial patellar taping was significantly better than neutral or lateral patellar taping for relief of pain and patient preference (P<0.05).

Study Conclusion: Patellar taping into a medial direction is a simple, safe and cheap way of providing short-term pain relief in patients with pain and osteoarthritis of the patello-femoral joint.

Posted on: September 25, 2002

Categories: Knee , Modalities / Meds / Supplements

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