A Cho Pat strap is the trade name of a thick elasticated tube brace which goes around the limb under the patella, to change the forces on the patellar tendon.

 

Variants of Cho Pat

The brace is used for the management of patellar tendinitis (patellar tendinosis/tendinopathy). The original Cho Pat Strap is a single band below the patella. Newer models have a dual action, exerting pressure on the tendons above and below the patella.

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A discussion about the role of shockwave therapy for refractory patellar tendinopathy.

Patellar tendinitis

Part of a series by Mr (Dr) Charles Willis-Owen on lower limb overuse injuries.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Infrapatellar Straps Decrease Patellar Tendon Strain at the Site of the Jumper’s Knee Lesion. Michael Lavagnino, PhD,* Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM,*† Julie Dodds, MD,* and Niell Elvin, PhD‡ Sports Health. 2011 May; 3(3): 296–302.


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