A Comparison of the Effect of Quadriceps Taping versus Patellar Taping on Balance and Functional Performance in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
By Phys Med Rehab Kuror | 12 June 2019
Sample Size:40


Osteoarthritis (OA) is primarily a disease of cartilage destruction. Knee OA is the most common arthritis that can be treated with kinesio taping (KT).


The current study is aimed at comparing the effects of quadriceps muscle taping. patellar taping on balance and functional performance in patients with knee OA.

Patients and Methods

40 patients with knee OA aged from 40 to 65 years entered this interventional study. Eligible participants were randomly divided into 2 groups, the Quadriceps taping group, and patellar taping group. The balance was measured using the modified star excursion balance test (SEBT), functional reach test (FRT), and mountain balance scale test (BBST). So, functional activity was evaluated using the step test. All variables measured before, immediately after and 24 hr after intervention in both groups.


within-group comparison showed KT therapy improved modified SEBT, FRT and step scores immediately after 24 h after the intervention compared to baseline, and the difference was more significant 24 h after the intervention compared to immediately after the intervention, However, BBS score was not different in assessed times compared to baseline in both groups. The results of between-group analyzes of variables showed no significant differences between the two groups. Besides, repeated measure ANOVA SEBT, FRT, and step test. However, there is no group effect on assessed variables.


Both quadriceps and patellar taping positively affect balance and functional levels of knee OA. So, there is no superiority between these 2 methods.

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