International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064


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Research Paper | Medical Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019


Effectiveness of Medial Patellar Taping on Pain and Disability in Patellofemoral Oseoarthritis

Rituraj Verma | Sheet Kumar | Gaurav Kadyan


Abstract: Objective: Effectiveness of exercise with medial patellar taping compared to only exercise in treatment of patellofemoral osteoarthritis of knee in terms of pain & functional disability. Sample: 30 subjects having anterior knee pain upto 3 months duration are included in the study. Design: Pre-test & post-test design. Methods: 30 subjects having clinical diagnosis of patellofemoral osteoarthritis of knee were randomly allocated to control & experimental groups. Experimental group received medial patellar taping and exercises while control group received only exercises to the affected limb for 21 days alternately (i. e.11 sessions). The outcome was measured in terms of WOMAC score & pain relief in terms of VAS scale. Results: Student t-test & paired t-test was used for statistical analysis. It was found that average reduction as per the VAS score & the WOMAC score. Improvement in both the parameters was significantly better in experimental group. Conclusion: It was concluded that medial patellar taping could be a better choice of adjunct from physiotherapy point of view in the management of patellofemoral osteoarthritis along with exercises.


Keywords: Pain, Disability, Patellofemoral osteoarthritis


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019,


Pages: 1395 - 1399


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