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The effect of patellar taping on patellar position measured using ultrasound scanning.
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PMID:  19720538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Previous research into the effect of patellar taping has found conflicting results and when studies have found positive findings these effects appear to be negated by exercise. The purpose of this study was to re-examine the effect of patellar taping on patellar position using ultrasound scanning. Twelve asymptomatic subjects (six males and six females (age 20.4+/-1.2 years)) had their patellar position examined, prior to and following the application of tape, and also following exercise (25 step ups). Mean patellar position (distance border patella to edge lateral femoral condyle) prior to application of tape was 6.2+/-1.3 mm following the application of tape mean patellar position was 7.9+/-1.7 mm, this was a statistically significant change in position (p=0.003). Following exercise mean patellar position was 7.6+/-1.7 mm this was a significant reduction compared to the taped position prior to exercise (p=0.001). This value was though still significantly greater than prior to the application of tape (p=0.006). This study found that patellar position was significantly changed following the application of tape. Furthermore, the study found that though low intensity exercise resulted in a significant change in the patellar position compared to the taped position prior to exercise, that change was most likely to have occurred due to random chance or measurement error.
Lee Herrington
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Knee     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1873-5800     ISO Abbreviation:  Knee     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-09     Completed Date:  2010-05-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9430798     Medline TA:  Knee     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Brian Blatchford Building, University of Salford, Manchester M6 6PU, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Knee Joint / anatomy & histology*,  physiology,  ultrasonography
Patella / anatomy & histology*,  physiology,  ultrasonography
Weight-Bearing / physiology
Young Adult

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