EFFECT OF KINESIOTAPING ON PROPRIOCEPTION IN PATIENTS POST ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY
International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research
The Knee joint is the one of the most important joint in the pertaining to its functions of providing great stability, movement and weight bearing function. Among the contributors to knee joint stability, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has long been considered the primary passive restraint to anterior translation of the tibia with respect to the femur. Deficient in neuromuscular control of the lower extremity is one of the main impairments following ACL injury. Therefore, improvement of
... e neuromuscular control of the knee following ACL injury or reconstruction makes possible better outcomes to return the functional activities and to reduce the rate of re-injury Aim: To study the effects of kinesiotaping on proprioception in patients post ACL reconstruction. Purpose of study: Loss of proprioception in patients post ACL Reconstruction surgeries is common and may lead to Kinesiophobia which is a fear of re-injury. This leads to fewer patients going back to their pre-injury level of activity.The purpose is to have a faster reduction in error of proprioception to enable the patients for a faster recovery Methodology: It was a Cross sectional interventional study which included 20 subjects. Patients who had undergone an ACL Reconstruction without any fracture or neurovascular deficits were included who were undergoing physical therapy and were allowed full weight bearing. All the participants in the group were applied with a kinesiotape for mechanical correction of the knee and it was kept for two days. During these two days the subjects continued with their physical therapy. Pre and Post measurements of joint position sense was done by active reproduction of angle test. Results: There was a significant reduction in the error of knee joint proprioception post two day intervention of kinesiotaping. Statistically p value was less than 0.005 hence it shows greater significance. The Coefficient of correlation =0.8386. Conclusion: There was significant reduction in the error of knee joint proprioception post Kinesiotaping.