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Effects of Elastic Therapeutic Tape on Biomechanical Changes of Knee Joint During Drop Vertical Jump in ACL Injuries

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02271061
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 22, 2014
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Thammasat University
Liverpool John Moores University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mahidol University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study to investigate joint angle and joint moment in flexion-extension, adduction-abduction and internal -external rotation of elastic therapeutic tape and elastic therapeutic tape are effective in ACL-injuries subjects during drop vertical jump.This study requires ACL-injuries participants age range between 18 and 45 years old. The 3D motion analysis system (BTS, ITALY) and force plate (Kistler, USA) will be used for measure joint angle and joint moment during drop vertical jump movement.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Device: Kinesio tape Device: Control tape Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 8 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effects of Elastic Therapeutic Tape on Biomechanical Changes of Knee Joint During Drop Vertical Jump in ACL Injuries
Study Start Date : March 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Kinesio Tape
Taping method will be performed in supine position .The taping technique will be started at tibial tuberosity to medial and lateral epicondyles of the femur. The tape will be cut in I shape with 30 cm. The back paper of tape will be removed from the center of tape and both end of the back paper will be placed at each end of tape. Center of the tape will be placed on the tibial tuberosity with no tension. Participants' knee will be bend approximately 20 - 30 degrees. The tape will be pulled at 1/3 of each end with 75% of available tension along the medial and lateral collateral ligaments and the tibia will be pushed to the back. The end of the tape will be placed with no tension toward the medial and lateral aspects of the thigh .
Device: Kinesio tape
Elastic therapeutic tape is one type of elastic tape that is widely used for various treatment including rehabilitation and sports injuries . The elastic therapeutic tape has different characteristics from other kind of tape. It has ability to stretch around 130 - 140% from original length and recoil back to starting length after applying the tape. Tape produces pulling force on skin which lifts and folds layers of epidermis . Pulling force provides an appropriate alignment which can facilitate and inhibit muscle contraction.It has been claimed for several benefits such as supportingly injured muscles, increased proprioception, stimulated and inhibited muscle activity, relieved pain, increased range of motion, and improved blood and lymph flow.

Sham Comparator: Control tape
Apply tape in same technique without tension.
Device: Control tape
Apply tape in same technique without tension.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knee joint motion [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

    Knee joint angle and moment at initial contact and weight acceptance phase

    1. Flexion - Extension
    2. Adduction - Abduction
    3. Internal - External rotation



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. ACL-injuries with grade I-II at least 8 weeks by measuring joint laxity test by stress X-ray with Telos (side to side difference between 3 - 8 mm.)
  2. No collateral ligaments and meniscus injuries
  3. No joint pain and knee joint effusion (less than 2 cm. from the opposite side measuring at joint line
  4. No history of previous injuries in other structure of lower extremities that resulted in ligamentous laxity at ankle and hip
  5. No current medical problems such as vestibular system, visual system or neurological condition that can impair their ability to perform a sidestep cutting task
  6. No joint and structural deformity such as flat feet, genu valgus and genu varus
  7. Able to complete functional test (Single hop for distance and Triple hop for distance) which the distance is not less than 85% of unaffected side

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Knee joint swelling is greater than 2 cm. of unaffected side
  2. Joint laxity test by stress X-ray with Telos (side to side difference greater than 8 mm.)
  3. Unable to complete functional test (Single hop for distance and Triple hop for distance) which the distance is less than 85% of unaffected side

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Mahidol University
Thammasat University
Liverpool John Moores University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Wat Limruengrangrat, PhD Collage of Sports Sciences and Technology, Mahidol University
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Responsible Party: Mahidol University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02271061    
Other Study ID Numbers: MURA2014/415
First Posted: October 22, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Knee Injuries
Leg Injuries