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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: XxSkittlezxX on August 23, 2004, 04:32:08 AM

Title: Question about tape-ing my knee
Post by: XxSkittlezxX on August 23, 2004, 04:32:08 AM
Is there any way that you can tape a knee to prevent buckling?  Like with regular athletic tape and pre-wrap?
Title: Re: Question about tape-ing my knee
Post by: ATsoccergirl on August 23, 2004, 03:36:06 PM
There are techniques, but they really don't do much.  You need to remember that with any tape job, the adhesive base breaks down after about 40 minutes, making it ineffective.  It seems almost stupid to waste your time taping when there are braces out there which do such a better job.  The only time I have ever taped a knee is on the football sidelines, when I need to get an athlete through a couple of plays, even then it's typically for an MCL or hyperextension type injury.  I would never even attemt to tape an ACL injury.