Effects of Sterile Kinesio Tape on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Immediate Effects of Sterile Kinesio Tape Applied During Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction on Edema, Pain and Range of Motion

Sponsors

Lead Sponsor: Baskent University

Source Baskent University
Brief Summary

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is a surgical tissue graft replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament, located in the knee, to restore its function after an injury. ACLR is used as the gold standard in coping with pain, deformity, and instability for the patients. The most important factors affecting the success of both surgery and postoperative rehabilitation programs are edema, joint movement limitation and pain around the knee in the early postoperative period. If these parameters are managed well in the postoperative period, the quality of life of the patient increases much earlier. In this respect, kinesio taping treatment, which is practical, comfortable, and safe for the patient, is one of the complementary treatment modalities with positive clinical results. No researchers have studied the effects of Sterile Kinesio Tape applied during ACL reconstruction on edema, pain and range of motion in immediate care postoperatively. The purpose of our study İS to assess effects of Sterile Kinesio Tape application on postoperative edema, pain and range of motion after ACLR within 72 hours. Thirty-seven patients who have undergone ACLR will be recruited to our study. Patients will be randomized into 2 groups; Group 1: Sterile Kinesio tape application, Group 2: Control group. All patients will be assessed for pain intensity (with Visual Analog Scale-VAS), edema (with tape measurement) and range of motion (with goniometric measurement-knee flexion/extension). Assessments will be done every day for 3 days (a total of 3 measurements). Group 1 will receive Sterile Kinesio Taping application within 72 hours applied with Sterile Web Cut Kinesio Tape without tension additional to standard during ACLR postoperative care. Group 2 will receive only standard postoperative care.

Overall Status Recruiting
Start Date 2021-03-01
Completion Date 2021-05-15
Primary Completion Date 2021-05-15
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Pain Intensity 3 days
Edema Assessment 3 days
Range of motion measurement 3 days
Enrollment 56
Condition
Intervention

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: sterile kinesio taping

Description: Application area will be cleaned and dried prior to application to increase the adhesiveness of the tape and application will be done by an experienced physiotherapist during ACLR surgery.

Arm Group Label: Group 1: Sterile Kinesio tape application

Other Name: taping

Eligibility

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction Exclusion Criteria: - with soft tissue or bone problems affecting the hip or ankle - who any neurologic problems, - who had any systematic rheumatic problems, - had scoliosis, - who had undergone orthopedic surgery before, - who were obese (BMI> 30 kg/m2)

Gender:

All

Minimum Age:

18 Years

Maximum Age:

50 Years

Healthy Volunteers:

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Location
Facility: Status: Contact: Investigator: Baskent University Nihan O Pekyavas +905071535028 [email protected] Gul Baltaci, Prof. Principal Investigator Ozgur Ahmet Atay, Prof. Principal Investigator
Location Countries

Turkey

Verification Date

2021-04-01

Responsible Party

Type: Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation: Baskent University

Investigator Full Name: Nihan Ozunlu Pekyavas

Investigator Title: Associated Proffesor

Keywords
Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 2
Arm Group

Label: Group 1: Sterile Kinesio tape application

Type: Experimental

Description: Sterile Kinesio Taping application will be applied with Sterile Web Cut Kinesio Tape (Sterile Kinesio Tex Tape, Alberquerque, USA) without tension.

Label: Group 2: Control group

Type: No Intervention

Description: Group 2 will not receive any taping

Patient Data Undecided
Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment

Intervention Model Description: Patients are randomized into 2 groups; Group 1: Sterile Kinesio tape application (n=28), Group 2: Control group (n=28). Group 1 will receive Sterile Kinesio Taping application within 72 hours applied with Sterile Web Cut Kinesio Tape without tension additional to standard postoperative care. Group 2 will receive only standard postoperative care.

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)

Masking Description: Group 1 and 2 will be assessed and treated by two different experienced physiotherapists for each group.

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