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Knee Injuries

Knee Hyperextension

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  • Position knee in 10°-20° of flexion
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  • Apply J-wrap to knee from mid-calf to mid-thigh
  • Apply 2-3 anchors to mid calf and mid-thigh

  • Clinical Tip:
  • Use a heel lift to keep knee in proper position
  • Use elastic tape for anchors to allow muscles to contract/relax with minimum pressure
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  • Apply 3 posterior strips proximal to distal similar to Achilles tendon taping procedure
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  • Close with elastic tape

Knee MCL Taping

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  • Follow same set-up procedure as with Knee Hyperextension taping
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  • Run 1st strip from posterior medial calf, obliquely superior to mid thigh crossing the MCL
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  • Run 2nd strip from lateral calf moving up over MCL and finishing on thigh anchor

  • Clinical Tip:
  • Keep tape away from the borders of the patella to allow for proper tracking.
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  • Repeat process 3 times for each section

  • Clinical Tip:
  • The 3 strips should cover the entire portion of the MCL to provide maximum support to the ligament.
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  • Close from distal to proximal with elastic tape

  • Clinical Tip:
  • Leave the patella region open to allow for proper patella tracking.