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Offline Kelly17

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Kinesio tape?
« on: August 03, 2012, 05:13:43 AM »
Anyone know a good taping technique for patella stability/ cartiledge damage on the patella. I've looked some up but many of them are precut packages, I have the rolls...
AND does it really work?

Offline LindaM

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Re: Kinesio tape?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 03:40:22 AM »
Hi,

My PT used kineseotape my last PKR and it really helped with swelling and bruising after surgery, so yes, it works.  He had gone to several workshops to learn the technique, so perhaps you might check with your PT about placement.  My PT did not use pre-packaged strips, he cut them individually.

Good luck and good healing :)

Linda
>20 yrs. osteo and inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia
meniscus repair Sept. 2009
right PKR June 2010
left PKR Feb. 2012

Offline allyd

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Re: Kinesio tape?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 03:59:58 AM »
Google McConnell Taping technique. It's the standard used by PT's and Ortho's for patella instability. Worked great for me pre-surgery before I had the instability corrected.
04/09 RK - Dislocated Patella & Grade III MCL Tear
06/10 RK - Re-Dislocation Patella
09/11 RK - MPFLr + Lateral Lengthening

Offline Kwal57

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Re: Kinesio tape?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012, 01:34:12 AM »
McConnell works great for me too! I had it for the instability, and it worked great! by association, it helped damaging any more of the cartilage. 
*Kay*
'Runners' knee > Lateral Release 3/11
Minor Meniscus tear > clip 3/11
Fall on bad knee 1/12
PT 3/12-6/12
MRI > Cartilage missing = Cortisone + PT 5/12
Arthroscopy > cartilage missing, meniscus tear, & misalignment 8/12
TTO/ACI 10/13
Healing....for now :)
instability :/

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Re: Kinesio tape?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012, 09:44:20 PM »
Thanks :) I will try the mcConnell taping