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Close Kinect Chain Exercise With Kinesio Taping in the Management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02241148
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2014 by FELIX VILCHEZ CAVAZOS, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 16, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 16, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
FELIX VILCHEZ CAVAZOS, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

Brief Summary:

The investigators will include patients attending outpatient clinic in the area of Orthopedics and Traumatology of our hospital with a diagnosis of unilateral Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. Inclusion criteria are: age between fifteen and thirty-five years, presenting unilateral PFPS with six months of evolution, presenting anterior or retro knee pain that presents itself when undergoing two or more of the following activities: squatting, running, kneeling, jumping, or climbing stairs; physically active patients, with at least thirty minutes of physical activity at least three times per week. Exclusion criteria include patients with previous knee surgeries, chronic pain with more than one year of evolution, pregnancy or suspected pregnancy, application of intra-articular steroids in the three months prior to their evaluation, patients with meniscal injuries, ligament or intra-articular knee structures, degenerative diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, OA of the knee, hip or ankle, history of dislocation or subluxation of patella, Osgood Schlatter syndrome and patellar tendinitis or quadriceps.

The investigators will divide patients into two groups. The control group will receive treatment with acetaminophen and physical therapy rehabilitation, closed chain exercises and stretches at home intended for the strengthening of quadriceps, abductors and internal rotators of the hip for the duration of six weeks. The experimental treatment group will receive the above plus the application of the technique NUCAP Medical Upper Knee Spider ® Kinesio taping on the affected knee. Both groups will be evaluated by an external consultation. They will be assessed by the Tegner Activity Scale, the Kujala score of the WOMAC and visual analog scale (VAS) for pain assessment; these scales will be applied at the beginning, third and sixth week. The patients in the experimental group will be quoted each week to change the tape. The control group will be quoted at the beginning, at three weeks and after six weeks. During the first appointment we will take patients anthropometric measurements (weight, height, BMI) as well as general information. Radiographic studies (anteroposterior and lateral knee, plus the projection Merchant) will be sought to rule out other diseases and see the degree of contact of the patella on the patellofemoral joint. All patients will receive an explanation about their illness, and a booklet with the required exercises as well as their frequency.

For patients to be included in the group of Spider ® Taping, Kinesio Tape pre-cut strips that were placed inferior to the head with no pressure applied, then two bands are placed at the ends of the tape and crossed on the edges of the patella and ending at the thigh to finish applying moderate tension to place them, then two strips were placed at each end of the edges of the first and second tape without applying pressure. The tapes can last up to five days on the extremities while maintaining their purpose, patients included in this group will be summoned each week to remove the tapes and place new ones.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Drug: Acetaminophen 500mg Device: Kinesio taping Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 32 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : February 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Acetaminophen 500mg
The control group will receive treatment with acetaminophen 500mg and physical therapy rehabilitation
Drug: Acetaminophen 500mg
500 mg, tablets every 8 hours
Other Name: Tempra® 500mg

Experimental: Kinesio taping
The experimental treatment group will receive acetaminophen 500mg and physical therapy rehabilitation, plus the application of the technique NUCAP Medical Upper Knee Spider ® Kinesio taping
Device: Kinesio taping
Taping will be changed every week.
Other Name: SpiderTech ® Kinesio taping




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Closed kinect chain excersice with kinesio taping pain relief measured in the Kujala score [ Time Frame: Baseline,3 weeks, 6 weeks ]

    The Kujala patellofemoral score is a functional evaluation instrument to evaluate knee problems related to the patellofemoral system.It is a 13-item knee-specific self-report questionnaire.

    It documents response to six activities thought to be associated specifically with anterior knee pain syndrome (walking, running, jumping, climbing stairs, squatting, and sitting for prolonged periods with knees bent), as well as symptoms such as limp, inability to weight bear through the affected limb, swelling, abnormal patellar movement, muscle atrophy and limitation of knee flexion.



Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Closed kinect chain excersice with kinesio taping pain relief measured in the Tegner Activity Scale. [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 weeks, 6 weeks ]
    The Tegner activity scale was designed as a score of activity level to complement other functional scores for patients with ligamentous injuries. The instrument scores a person's activity level between 0 and 10 where 0 is 'on sick leave/disability' and 10 is 'participation in competive sports such as soccer at a national or international elite level


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Closed kinect chain excersice with kinesio taping pain relief measured in WOMAC [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 weeks, 6 weeks ]

    The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) is a widely used, proprietary set of standardized questionnaires used by health professionals to evaluate the condition of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and hip, including pain, stiffness, and physical functioning of the joints.

    The WOMAC measures five items for pain (score range 0-20), two for stiffness (score range 0-8), and 17 for functional limitation (score range 0-68).[2] Physical functioning questions cover everyday activities such as stair use, standing up from a sitting or lying position, standing, bending, walking, getting in and out of a car, shopping, putting on or taking off socks, lying in bed, getting in or out of a bath, sitting, and heavy and light household duties


  2. Closed kinect chain excersice with kinesio taping pain relief measured in the visual analog scale (VAS) for pain assessment. [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 weeks, 6 weeks ]
    The pain VAS is a unidimensional measure of pain intensity. For pain intensity, the scale is most commonly anchored by "no pain" (score of 0) and "pain as bad as it could be" or "worst imaginable pain" (score of 10).



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • Age between fifteen and thirty-five years,
  • Presenting unilateral PFPS with six months of evolution,
  • Presenting anterior or retro knee pain that presents itself when undergoing two or more of the following activities:

(squatting, running,kneeling, jumping,climbing stairs,physically active patients, with at least thirty minutes of physical activity at least three times per week.)

Exclusion criteria:

  • Patients with previous knee surgeries,
  • Chronic pain with more than one year of evolution,
  • Pregnancy or suspected pregnancy
  • Application of intra-articular steroids in the three months prior to their evaluation
  • Patients with meniscal injuries
  • Ligament or intra-articular knee structures
  • Degenerative diseases such as diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • OA of the knee, hip or ankle
  • History of dislocation or subluxation of patella
  • Osgood Schlatter syndrome
  • Patellar tendinitis or quadriceps.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02241148


Contacts
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Contact: Felix Vilchez, Dr. med. fvc78@hotmail.com
Contact: Eduardo Gomez, Dr. 005218115881163 eduardosalvadorgomez@gmail.com

Locations
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Mexico
Facultad de Medicina UANL Recruiting
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 66235
Contact: VIlchez Cavazos, Dr. med.       fvc78@hotmail.com   
Contact: Gomez Garcia, Dr.    005218115881163    eduardosalvadorgomez@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Felix Vilchez, Dr. med.         
Sub-Investigator: Eduardo Gomez, Dr.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Felix Vilchez, Dr. med. Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

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Responsible Party: FELIX VILCHEZ CAVAZOS, Dr. med. Felix Vilchez Cavazos, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02241148     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OR14-003
OR14-003 ( Registry Identifier: closed kinect chain exercise with kinesio taping )
OR14-003 ( Registry Identifier: Ejercicios cadena cerrada mas taping )
OR14-003 ( Other Identifier: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon )
First Posted: September 16, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 16, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Syndrome
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Acetaminophen
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antipyretics