Is kinesiotherapy effective in relieving pain and reducing swelling after shoulder arthroscopy?
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CitationGülenç, B., Yalçın, S., Gülertekin Genç, S., Biçer, H. ve Erdil, M. E. (2019). Is kinesiotherapy effective in relieving pain and reducing swelling after shoulder arthroscopy? Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca, 86(3), 216-219.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The purpose of this study is to investigate the acute and long term effectiveness of kinesio taping applied following shoulder arthroscopy in relieving pain and reducing swelling. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study included 50 patients undergone shoulder arthroscopy between June 2016 and December 2017 in our clinic. Patients were randomly assigned into two groups. Group I consisted of patients who had kinesiotherapy; while Group II consisted of control patients whom we applied sham taping with no effect. Pre and postoperative pain and swelling status of patients were recorded and groups were compared. RESULTS Comparing two groups, we found that kinesio taping significantly reduced pain levels in the early post-operative period. However, we didn't detect any significant difference in reduction of shoulder swelling between two groups. CONCLUSIONS Kinesio taping could be an alternative treatment in relieving pain after shoulder arthroscopy. However, we didn't find a significant reduction in swelling in shoulder.