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Taping and bracing of the knee joint: a ladder of conservative intervention for patellofemoral pain

      Background: Over the last 30 years there has been considerable interest in different conservative treatments for patellofemoral pain. Although a consensus has emerged that low cost treatments such as taping and bracing are effective at relieving pain, there has been an ongoing debate about whether these effects are mediated by enhancing proprioceptive mechanisms. In addition few papers have been published comparing the biomechanical effects of such interventions on knee varus/valgus and internal/external control in normal subjects or subjects who suffer from knee pain and instability.
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