The effect of corrective taping of the patella on patella position as defined by MRI

Herrington, LC ORCID: 2006, 'The effect of corrective taping of the patella on patella position as defined by MRI' , Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal, 14 , pp. 215-223.

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Taping of the patella is a common treatment for patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and has been shown to reduce pain. The reason for this affect is unknown; it has been proposed that taping alters patella orientation. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies investigating this are limited and the results are contradictory. Eight subjects (5 female, 3 male, 10 knees in total) with PFPS were involved in the study. MRI scans were taken at 0, 10, and 20 degrees of knee flexion, prior to and after patella taping. Lateral patella displacement (LPD) was determined for both conditions at each joint angle. Mean LPD data were compared using two-way ANOVA. Taping resulted in a significant reduction in LPD (p < 0.05) at all joint angles. The absolute average reductions in LPD here 0.4, 1.1, and 0.7 mm at 0°, 10°, 20° knee flexion, respectively. This change was small but might be sufficient to bring about the biologically significant changes resulting in the reported reduction in pain.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1543-8627
Depositing User: Dr Lee Herrington
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2009 11:56
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 08:35

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