Can patellar tape reduce the patellar malalignment and pain associated with patellofemoral osteoarthritis?

Crossley, Kay M., Marino, Giovanni P., Macilquham, Michael D., Schache, Anthony G. and Hinman, Rana S. (2009) Can patellar tape reduce the patellar malalignment and pain associated with patellofemoral osteoarthritis?. Arthritis Care and Research, 61 12: 1719-1725. doi:10.1002/art.24872


Author Crossley, Kay M.
Marino, Giovanni P.
Macilquham, Michael D.
Schache, Anthony G.
Hinman, Rana S.
Title Can patellar tape reduce the patellar malalignment and pain associated with patellofemoral osteoarthritis?
Journal name Arthritis Care and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2151-464X
2151-4658
Publication date 2009-12-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/art.24872
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 61
Issue 12
Start page 1719
End page 1725
Total pages 7
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ United States
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective
Patellar taping is a conservative treatment that may reduce patellar malalignment and pain in people with patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis (OA). This study aimed to compare patellar alignment in people with and without patellofemoral joint OA and to evaluate immediate effects of patellar taping on patellar alignment and pain in people with patellofemoral joint OA.
Methods
Patellar malalignment was measured from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI; 15° knee flexion) in 28 individuals (14 with patellofemoral joint OA and 14 asymptomatic, age-matched controls). In the patellofemoral joint OA group, MRI data were collected in 2 randomly allocated conditions (tape and no tape). Patellar alignment indices were measured from deidentified axial scans by 1 examiner. Pain during squatting was recorded in the 2 conditions (tape and no tape).
Results
People with patellofemoral joint OA exhibited greater lateral displacement and bisect offset compared with controls (P < 0.001). Lateral patellar tilt angle did not differ between groups. In the patellofemoral joint OA group, patellar tape resulted in a significant lessening of lateral alignment, with reduced lateral displacement (P = 0.028) and increased lateral patellar tilt angle (P < 0.001). Mean pain during squatting decreased with patellar tape by 15 mm on a 100-mm scale (P = 0.045).
Conclusion
Patellar tape may reduce malalignment and pain associated with patellofemoral joint OA.
Keyword Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis
Radiographic Osteoarthritis
Joint Osteoarthritis
Mri
Alignment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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