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Pomeranian J Life Sci. 2015;61(2):173-5.

[Kinesiotaping--treatment of upper limb lymphoedema in patients after breast cancer surgery].

[Article in Polish]

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of lymphatic kinesiotaping in patients after unilateral breast cancer surgery.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Complex decongestive therapy in patients after right-side breast-conserving surgery was done once a week for 2 months (from November to December 2014). It involved manual lymph drainage and lymphatic application of kinesiotaping. An original kinesiology tape (Nitto Denko, Japan) was used for the treatment. Lymphoedema was measured at the beginning and at the end of treatment in centimetres in specific places: metatarsal, wrist, at the mid-length of the forearm, in the elbow and at the mid-length of the upper arm. The volume of oedema was assessed at the beginning and at the end of the treatment.

RESULTS:

The reduction of lymphoedema in different places.

CONCLUSIONS:

Kinesiotaping may be an alternative method in relation to the use of materials in complex decongestive therapy. However, this technique requires further research.

PMID:
27141602
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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