The Local Effects of Kinesiologic Tape, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (Diclofenac Sodium Ampoule) on Post-Operative Sequelae after Surgical Reduction of Mandibular Fracture: A Comparative Study
Introduction: Surgical intervention of mandibular traumatic fractures is a known modality in faciomaxillary surgical work. Frequently escorted by aching, swelling, postsurgical disability is a main difficulty, disturbing human quality of daily activities. The application of Kinesiology tape in certain cases of fracture mandible increases the blood and lymphatic stream, eliminating congested fluids of lymph and blood contents. Aims of this prospective clinical study were to estimate if the use of Kinesiology tape would inhibit or recovers edema, pain post mandibular fracture surgical reduction. Materials and Methods: Twenty cases were enrolled for management of mandibular fractures and were haphazardly distributed into two treatment groups, either Kinesiology tape group or none- Kinesiology tape group with administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (Diclofenac sodium ampoule). Tape was applied directly after surgery with the direction of the underneath muscles and continued for five days post-operatively. Facial puffiness was assessed and evaluated by a three-line dimension at four precise anatomic locations, then the mean of them taken. Pain score was evaluated. Patient's subjective sense and gratification was questioned. Results and Discussion: showed that use of Kinesiology tape post mandibular surgery slightly lower the occurrence of edema and reduced the extreme level for more than 60% throughout the first two days’ post-surgery. Although, Kinesiology tape has no clinical significant effect on pain controller post-surgery in the Kinesiology tape group related to the none- Kinesiology tape group. Conclusion: Kinesiology tape in certain selected cases of mandibular fracture is an encouraging, humble, less disturbing, inexpensive, free from bad responses.