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J Athl Train. 2002 Mar;37(1):19-24.

The Effects of Patellar Taping on Knee Joint Proprioception.

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  • 1University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effects of patellar taping on knee joint proprioception.

DESIGN AND SETTING:

In a research unit, 3 proprioceptive tests were performed. For each of the tests, a standardized patellar taping technique was applied in random order.

SUBJECTS:

Fifty-two healthy volunteers (27 women, 25 men; age, 23.2 +/- 4.6 years; body mass index, 23.3 +/- 3.7).

MEASUREMENTS:

We measured active angle reproduction, passive angle reproduction, and threshold to detection of passive movement on an isokinetic dynamometer.

RESULTS:

We found no significant differences between the tape and no-tape conditions in any of the 3 proprioceptive tests (P >.05). However, when the subjects' results for active angle reproduction and passive angle reproduction were graded as good (</=5 degrees ) and poor (>5 degrees ), taping was found to improve significantly those with poor proprioceptive ability (P <.01).

CONCLUSIONS:

Subjects with good proprioception did not benefit from patellar taping. However, in those healthy subjects with poor proprioceptive ability as measured by active and passive ankle reproduction, patellar taping provided proprioceptive enhancement. Further studies are needed to investigate the effect of patellar taping on the proprioceptive status of patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome.

PMID:
12937439
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PMCID:
PMC164303
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