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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
and you are
between 20 and 60
years old
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The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Background: Taping has been used for more than 20 years for patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) but the effectiveness is still controversial. Purpose: This prospective study was conducted to investigate the effect and predictors of effectiveness of taping in treating PFPS. Study design: Prospective cohort study Methods: One hundred consecutive patients with the diagnosis of PFPS were included in the study. Factors including sex, age, body mass index (BMI), Q angle, lateral patella displacement (LPD), lateral patellofemoral angle (LPA) and pre-taping pain score were measured. One well-trained therapist applied adhesive tape to each patient by McConnell approach. Before and after taping, patients completed a visual analog pain scale (VAS) after performing a step-down from an 8-inch platform. Paired-t test was used for the difference of the VAS score measured before and after taping. Patients with improvement of more than 1 point in VAS score after taping were considered responsible, and others were non-responsible. The results were analyzed by logistic regression.

Provided treatments

  • Other: taping

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01727596. The sponsor of the trial is National Taiwan University Hospital and it is looking for 100 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
The Effects and Predictors of Patella Taping in the Treatment of Patellafemoral Pain Syndrome