Forum Home CyberPT Home Page      
Forum Home Forum Home > Patient Forum > Lower Extremity & Knee Injuries/Conditions
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Taping to re-position the patella
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Taping to re-position the patella

 Post Reply Post Reply
Ask a PT View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: Jul 07 2008
Status: Offline
Points: 954
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ask a PT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Taping to re-position the patella
    Posted: Apr 22 2013 at 9:45am
Our user asked: "Greetings esteemed physical therapists :) I have been scheduled to have Tibial Tubercle Transfer surgery to correct the position of my patella. I have a long and varied history of injuries, including chronic dislocation, etc. in one knee, and a similar, but milder history with the other. Anyway, I know that you cannot diagnose my medical condition and would not ask you to without a proper consultation, access to my history, CATs, MRIs, etc. My question is simply this: Is is possible to significantly re-position / realign or otherwise improve the tracking of a patella (i.e. get tracking properly in the trochlear groove) using taping, physical therapy and other conservative, non-surgical means? I would just really like to know if there is even a possibility of this before going through with such a radical* surgery. (It seems radical to me anyway! ;) Thanks in advance for any information you can provide!"
Ask a PT Response: "Have you had taping done before and have you participated in PT in the past as well? Participation in PT is often perfomed prior to surgery. ROM, strengthening, stabilization, stretching, postural training, functional training, PF taping, etc are performed in PT to assist with achieving improved mechanics at the PF joint."
Back to Top
Sponsored Links

Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.03
Copyright ©2001-2015 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.