The Clinical Effectiveness of Using Kinesio Tape Following Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Henderson, Sarah L, Alexanders, Jenny and Shaw, Thomas (2016) The Clinical Effectiveness of Using Kinesio Tape Following Wisdom Teeth Extraction. Journal of Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation, 1 (1). 1000103/1-1000103/3.

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Surgical removal of third molars (3M) is a routine, low risk procedure. Common post-surgical symptoms are typically swelling, pain and trismus. Kinesiology Taping (KT) is a relatively new treatment option in musculoskeletal pathologies and some of the hypotheses of KT is that it reduces pain, oedema and increases blood flow; however current evidence does not support its use. Patient A underwent a routine removal of 3 third molars via general anaesthetic. A post-surgical lymphatic drainage KT application was applied to the patient’s lower mandible and masseter region. Results showed a significant reduction in pain, swelling and trismus was also reduced. The post op recovery time was decreased from the post op material of 10 days to 5 days; therefore suggesting that KT is potentially an effective treatment following surgical removal of wisdom teeth.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport and Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Sarah Shaw
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 12:32
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 15:03

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