Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

THE EFFECT OF PATELLAR TAPING ON KNEE JOINT PROPRIOCEPTION IN PATIENTS WITH PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME

ADD TO MY LIST
 
Author(s): H. Mokhtarinia | I. Ebrahimi-Takamjani | M. Salavati | S. Goharpay | A. Khosravi

Journal: Acta Medica Iranica
ISSN 0044-6025

Volume: 46;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 183;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: patellofemoral pain syndrome | taping

ABSTRACT
Proprioception has been found to have a relation to subjective knee function and patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) seem to have larger deficits than asymptomatic individuals little is known about whether taping can restore defects in proprioception or by which mechanisms it can improve anterior knee pain. To determine the effect of patellar taping on knee joint proprioception a pre and post intervention repeated measures design was conducted on 25 male with PFPS (23.6 ± 3.04 years) and 25 healthy male (23.5 ± 3.1 years). Active angle reproduction, passive angle reproduction, and threshold to detection of passive movement tests were measured. Each of the tests was done under taped and no-taped conditions in 20 and 60 degree of knee flexion. We found significant difference between taped and no-taped conditions in active angle reproduction test for both groups (P < 0.05). The other tests did not show any significant difference (P > 0.05). Obtained results suggest that patellar taping may improve knee proprioception during active angle reproduction. Two groups could benefit from taping but further researches are needed to determine whether the present results are applicable to other situations or not.
Save time & money - Smart Internet Solutions     

Tango Rapperswil
Tango Rapperswil