Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 , Vol 62 , Num 4

Application of kinesiotaping to treat symptomatic bipartite patella

Aylin Dikici 1 ,Ömer Dikici 2 ,Özlem Solak 2
1 Departmant of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Afyon State Hospital, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty of Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2016.43179 Bipartite patella is an accessory bone that can be incidentally observed during radiographic examinations. Hereby we present the efficiency of kinesiotaping treatment to the 32-year-old female patient with a unilateral symptomatic bipartite patella. Her pain worsened with movement. There was sensitivity at the patella upper lateral edge during palpation. She was treated with exercise and kinesiotaping to the left knee every five days for five sessions. The visual analog scale score of the patient decreased. Keywords : Anterior knee pain; kinesiotaping; bipartite patella