The Clinical Effectiveness of Using Kinesio Tape Following Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Henderson, Sarah L ORCID: 0000-0003-0723-8057, 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. doi:10.4172/jppr.1000103

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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 Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Sarah Shaw
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 12:32
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:09

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