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The use of an Osgood Schlatters brace or patella strap can be useful in the treatment of Osgood Schlatters disease. We also demonstrate a simple taping technique can be used to support the petalla tendon in the same way a patella brace works.
The following guidelines are for information purposes only. We recommend seeking professional advice before beginning rehabilitation.
The aim of this taping is to provide support to the patella tendon and take some of the stress of the patella tendon insertion into the shin bone (tibia).
There are a number of different patella tendon straps on the market but they all work in pretty much the same way by absorbing some of the shock going through the tendon and changing the angle of forces through the tendon as it attaches to the bone.
The patella strap is more convenient but may provide less support. A patella strap works by absorbing some of the shock going through the tendon as it is used. It also changes the angle of the forces running through the tendons as they attach to the bone.