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U Tozzi, M Santagata, A Sellitto, G P Tartaro
INTRODUCTION: Orthognathic surgery involves making several osteotomies that lead to varying degrees of post-operative swelling. The use of KT may be beneficial for postoperative treatment after head and neck surgery, accelerating drainage of tissue reaction or haemorrhages. The goal of this study was to find out if the application of KT prevents or improves swelling, pain and trismus after orthognathic surgery, improving patients' postoperative quality of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this double-blinded, randomized, control trial, 24 patients in whom bimaxillary orthognathic surgery was indicated, were included...
March 2016: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
M Laborie, S Klouche, S Herman, A Gerometta, N Lefevre, Y Bohu
INTRODUCTION: Kinesio-Taping(®) (K-Tape) is used in sports traumatology with the aim of reducing pain and improving blood and lymph circulation. The main objective of the present study was to assess the efficacy of K-Tape on early postoperative pain after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The study hypothesis was that K-Tape significantly decreases pain. METHOD: A prospective non-randomized comparative study was conducted in 2013-2014 and included all patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction by hamstring graft...
December 2015: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Jakub Taradaj, Tomasz Halski, Małgorzata Zduńczyk, Joanna Rajfur, Małgorzata Pasternok, Daria Chmielewska, Magdalena Piecha, Krystyna Kwaśna, Violetta Skrzypulec-Plinta
Breast cancer-related lymphedema is one of the complications resulting from treatment. It is defined as arm oedema in the breast cancer patients caused by interruption of the flow of the axillary lymphatic system from surgery or radiation therapy, which results in the accumulation of fluid in the subcutaneous tissue of the arm, with a decrease in tissue distensibility around the joints and an increased weight of the extremity. Decongestive lymphatic therapy is common management for lymphedema. A program combining skin care, manual lymphatic drainage, exercise, and compression therapy (multilayer bandage or garment) is recognised as the best practice in lymphedema management...
March 2014: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Maysa V G B Serra, Edgar R Vieira, Denis Brunt, Márcio F Goethel, Mauro Gonçalves, Paulo R V Quemelo
BACKGROUND: Kinesio Taping (KT) is widely used, however the effects of KT on muscle activation and force are contradictory. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of KT on knee extension force in soccer players. METHOD: This is a clinical trial study design. Thirty-four subjects performed two maximal isometric voluntary contractions of the lower limbs pre, immediately post, and 24 hours after tape application on the lower limbs. Both lower limbs were taped, using K-Tape and 3M Micropore tape randomly on the right and left thighs of the participants...
March 2015: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
A Smykla, K Walewicz, R Trybulski, T Halski, M Kucharzewski, C Kucio, W Mikusek, K Klakla, J Taradaj
The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of Kinesiology Taping (KT) for treating breast cancer-related lymphedema. Sixty-five women with unilateral stage II and III lymphedema were randomly grouped into the KT group (K-tapes, n = 20), the Quasi KT group (quasi K-tapes, n = 22), or the MCT group (multilayered compression therapy group, n = 23). Skin care, 45 min pneumatic compression therapy, 1 h manual lymphatic drainage, and application of K-tape/Quasi K-tapes/multilayered short-stretch bandages were given every treatment session, 3 times per week for 1 month...
2013: BioMed Research International
Han-Ju Tsai, Hsiu-Chuan Hung, Jing-Lan Yang, Chiun-Sheng Huang, Jau-Yih Tsauo
GOALS OF WORK: The purpose of this study is to compare the treatment and retention effects between standard decongestive lymphatic therapy (DLT) combined with pneumatic compression (PC) and modified DLT, in which the use of a short-stretch bandage is replaced with the use of Kinesio tape (K-tape) combined with PC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-one patients with unilateral breast-cancer-related lymphedema for at least 3 months were randomly grouped into the DLT group (bandage group, N = 21) or the modified DLT group (K-tape group, N = 20)...
November 2009: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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