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Efficiency of Patellar Taping in Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 1, 2011
Last updated: October 29, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
Patellar subluxation is a common disorder that may cause patellofemoral pain syndrome. The efficiency of patellar taping in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome has been reported good outcomes in most patients. However, some studies reported less effective in patients with higher body mass index, larger lateral patellofemoral angle, and smaller Q angle. The investigators hypothesized that femoral internal rotation is a negative factor to the patellar taping. The investigators enroll consecutive 100 patients with anterior knee pain and radiographic evidence of patellar subluxation. The investigators determine femoral rotation via physical examination. The visual analogue scale was evaluate to compare the result between the those with and without femoral internal rotation.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Effects of Distal Femoral Rotation on Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Treated With Patella Taping

Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Knee pain [ Time Frame: two weeks ]
    The visual analog scale are measured before and two weeks after taping.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Satisfactory [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    The patients recorded the satisfactory score by theyself from 0 to 10. Ten degree means most satisfactory.

Enrollment: 39
Study Start Date: May 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
femoral internal rotation
no femoral internal rotation

Detailed Description:
Consecutive 100 patients with anterior knee pain and compatible with inclusion criteria. Before treatment, an independent physiotherapist evaluates whether femoral internal rotation or not via physical therapy, and another studying nurse records the visual analog scale and measures Q angle. After evaluation, McConnell taping is applied to these patients. Two weeks later, outcomes are recorded including visual analog scale, satisfactory, and complication. The outcomes are compared between those with and without femoral internal rotation.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
100 patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • anterior knee pain
  • radiographic evidence of patellar subluxation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of patellar dislocation
  • osteoarthritis of ipsilateral knee
  • pregnancy
  • history of knee injury
  • BMI > 35
  • allergy to taping
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01504100

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 886
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Chair: Ching-Chuan Jiang, MD. PhD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7 Chungsan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT01504100     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201103111RC
Study First Received: July 1, 2011
Last Updated: October 29, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Somatoform Disorders
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases processed this record on September 20, 2017