Safety, tolerability of Kinesio Taping in patients with arm lymphedema assessed
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Kinesio Tex Gold bandage by the Kinesio Taping (KT) technique proved to be safe and tolerable in patients with lymphedema, and resulted in improved functionality and no change of the affected limb volume, according to a new study published online ahead of print in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer.
For the study, researchers enrolled 24 women with with cancer and arm lymphedema. Clinicians applied Kinesio Tex Gold bandage by the KT technique to patients.
All participants were assessed for limb volume and functionality before and 4 days after the intervention, skin disorders, and reported tolerance.
Results showed that no participants had cutaneous lesions, vesicle, or limb hyperthermia. Of the 24 patients, 4.2% presented skin peeling and redness.
The majority of patients reported to impact on social life and they felt safer performing daily activities. There was a significant improvement of upper limb functionality after the intervention and no difference in limb volume was observed.
Kinesio Tex Gold bandage proved to be safe and tolerable in patients with lymphedema, and resulted in improved functionality.
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