Infrared Irradiation, Kinesiology Tape, and Mannitol for Periarticular Ankle Fractures
Effect of infrared irradiation combined with mannitol and kinesiology tape on postoperative swelling and pain in patients with a periarticular ankle fracture.Pak J Med Sci . 2023 Jan-Feb;39(1):257-261.
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Eighty-eight patients undergoing surgery for a periarticular ankle fracture were randomized to receive either a combination of mannitol, infrared irradiation and kinesiology tape (n=44) or mannitol alone (n=44), post-operatively. Outcomes of interest were postoperative swelling measured via the cross-sectional diameter, pain using the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), and patient satisfaction. Swelling a...
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