MODIFIED MANUAL EDEMA MOBILIZATION AND KINESIOTAPING APPLICATIONS IN REDUCING POSTIMMOBILIZATSION EDEMA AFTER DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURE

  • Gergana Angelova – Popova University “Prof. d-r Asen Zlatarov”, Medical college, Burgas
Keywords: manual edema mobilization, kinesiotaping, distal radial fracture, complex ragional pain syndrome, physiotherapy

Abstract

Distal radius fracture (DRF) are often associated with postimmobilisation edema and the ensuing pain, stiffness, limited range of motion. Often it is a symptom of complication like complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Any delay in the reduction of swelling has a serious negative effect and its earliest overcoming plays an essential role.
The purpose of this report is to present and trace the impact of modified manual edema mobilization (MMMO) and kinesiotaping applications to overcome postimmobilisation edema in patients after DRF, also including patients with CRPS.Material and Methods: 74 patients with FDR were followed for a period of 4 years, divided into 4 groups – work group - WG1 (n = 35), WG2 with CRPS (n = 13), control group - CG1 (n = 18) and CG2 with CRPS (n = 10). Patients from WGs had been applied a standard physiotherapy protocol including cryotherapy, elevation, pulsed еlectromagnetic therapy and active exercises. Additionally 5-10 sessions of MMMO per 30 minutes and 3-5 kinesiotaping applications for lymph edema were added to WG patients.
Results: Data analysis from circumference around the wrist showed statistically significant better reduction of swelling in both work groups versus control groups at all measurement phases. In terms of “figure of "eight" measurerment significance is not detected only after the 10th procedure between WG2 and KG2, and in the results of circumference around the metacarpophalangeal joints (MCP) significant difference is established only in WG2 vs. KG2 after the 10th procedure and after the 1st month postimobiliation.
Conclusion: The results achieved demonstrated the need to incorporate methods for rapid alleviation of edema. This plays a major role in the possible early and maximum functional recovery of the affected hand and for the prevention of оccurring complications.

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Published
2017-09-22
How to Cite
Angelova – Popova, G. (2017). MODIFIED MANUAL EDEMA MOBILIZATION AND KINESIOTAPING APPLICATIONS IN REDUCING POSTIMMOBILIZATSION EDEMA AFTER DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURE. Knowledge International Journal, 19(4), 1453 - 1459. Retrieved from https://ikm.mk/ojs/index.php/KIJ/article/view/3644