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Effect of Patellar Taping on Quadriceps Muscle of Knee Joint
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Effect of Patellar Taping on Quadriceps Muscle of Knee Joint
Lee, Sung-Eun; Kim, Shin-Gyun; Cho, Sung-Hyoun; Choi, Yoo-Rim; Kim, Chang-Sook; Lim, Sung-Joon; Nam, Ki-San; Kim, Gyung;
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This study aims to examine the effect of patellar taping common to patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome on the change of knee joint location. The total number of participants is 12 patients with no pain in their knee. There are three different experiments: no-taping, placebo taping, and patellar taping. After application, they squat on their hams. As a result, both the muscle activity of vastus medialis and that of vastus lateralis increased in placebo taping compared to no-taping, which wasn't statistically significant. However, the muscle activity of vastus medialis and that of vastus lateralis decreased in patellar taping compared to no-taping, which was statistically significant. This suggests that patellar taping causing the lateral attraction of knee joint is more influential to the dynamics of knee joint than skin afferent input in placebo taping. Therefore, patellar taping is effective to change the location of knee joint, affect the muscle activity of quadriceps muscle of thigh, and thus correct the misalignments of the knee joint.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome;McConell Taping;Quadriceps;
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