Kinesiotaping reduces knee diameter but has no effect on differences pain and edema following knee artroscopy
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CitationGülenç, B., Kuyucu, E., Biçer, H., Genç, S. G., Yalçın, S. ve Erdil, M. (2018). Kinesiotaping reduces knee diameter but has no effect on differences pain and edema following knee artroscopy. Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca, 85(4), 285-290.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Investigating the efficacy of kinesiotaping for the reduction of postoperative pain and swelling after invasive knee arthroscopy, which tend to develop in almost every patient undergoing this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS Kinesiotaping or sham taping was performed in a total of 42 patients who underwent invasive knee arthroscopy. Pain intensities; mid-thigh, knee, mid-calf, and ankle diameters; and VAS (Visual Analogue Scale) were recorded preoperatively and postoperatively. RESULTS However knee diameter was significantly greater in the control group compared to the group there is no significant differences were observed between the two groups´ pain scores at the postoperative period. There were also no significant statistical differences between the two groups with respect to mid-thigh, calf, and ankle diameters. CONCLUSIONS Kinesiotherapy could be used as an effective treatment method to relieve knee effusion after knee arthroscopy. However, both groups did not have significant differences with respect to pain and edema levels.