Patellar Tendon Straps Decrease Pain and May Alter Lower Extremity Kinetics in Those With Patellar Tendinopathy During Jump Landing

in International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
Adam B. Rosen PhD, ATC1, Jupil Ko PhD, ATC2, Kathy J. Simpson PhD3, and Cathleen N. Brown PhD, ATC4
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  • 1 University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • | 2 Northern Arizona University
  • | 3 University of Georgia
  • | 4 Oregon State University
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Patellar tendinopathy is often managed with a patellar tendon strap, however, their effectiveness is unsubstantiated. The purpose of this study was to determine if straps altered pain or lower extremity kinetics of individuals with patellar tendinopathy during landing. Thirty participants with patellar tendinopathy and 30 controls completed drop jumps with and without patellar tendon straps. Wearing the strap, tendinopathy participants demonstrated significantly decreased pain and reduced knee adductor moment; all participants displayed significantly decreased anterior ground reaction force while wearing a strap. Patellar tendon strapping may reduce pain due to alterations in direction and magnitude of loading.

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