Objective: To control the movement of the kneecap so that it glides up and down in a direct line. The tape should immediately provide less pain, and is a good indicator of whether the patient will gain any benefit of a kneecap stabilising bandage.
|Application: The knee should be held slightly bent when applying the tape. One anchor is applied above the knee and one below (A & B), and should be open to the rear. A strip is applied (C) over the kneecap’s lower outer half, so that half the tape is over the kneecap. The tape is in line with the edge of the kneecap, and in this way has a sloping course, lifting and pushing the kneecap slightly inwards. The second strip (D) is applied over the kneecap’s upper outer half, so that half the tape is over the kneecap and runs slanting downwards over the first strip. Finish with further strips on top of the anchors A & B.|