This trial is evaluating whether Kinesio(R)Tape for edema control will improve 1 primary outcome and 4 secondary outcomes in patients with Complications; Arthroplasty. Measurement will happen over the course of At start of study, 4 days after start of study, and day 8.
This trial requires 40 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. Kinesio(R)Tape For Edema Control is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"In the United States, most surgeries are total knee or hip replacement regardless of age, education, race, or gender. Rehabilitation is usually provided by an orthotist or physical therapist." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There are many reasons why the knee is so important for people with a total joint replacement. The knee must maintain its functionality and strength across the hip, patellofemoral joint and medial knee joint after replacement, which is why total knee replacement is the most common type of arthroplasty and the most common reason for having one. \n\nKnee arthroplasties are often used to treat knee pain from injury, osteoarthritis, or a combination of both, for example by replacing a torn ligament or cartilage and to prevent cartilage from degenerating and the onset of osteoarthritis." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Arthroplasty is a surgical device used to repair or replace a damaged or diseased knee joint. When used for this purpose, it is referred to as a replacement arthroplasty. Arthroplasties vary widely in terms of the type of replacement and procedure (open, minimally invasive and arthroscopic)." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The number of hip arthroplasties, knee replacements, and knee replacements performed in the United States was 626,633 and 462,094 per year respectively. The average age of the surgical patient at time of surgery was around 63 years." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"A high proportion of patients had signs of [knee [osteoarthritis](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/osteoarthritis)](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/knee-osteoarthritis) prior to surgery. In this series these included pain and a decreased ability to roll over following walking due to the development of hip osteoarthritis. The development of osteoarthritis was not related to the type of revision surgery. The development of osteoarthritis post-operatively was more common in revision procedures. Patient's symptoms were poorly correlated with radiographical signs of arthritis and there were no signs of more widespread destructive arthritis." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Arthroplasty is not a curative solution in osteoarthritis of the knee, because it causes some of the same complications, such as dislocation and patella maltracking, that can lead to further degenerative disease. As with other treatments, it only helps to reduce the severity of the functional deficit. Moreover, with arthroplasties, the long-term function is less predictable." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The most recent Cochrane reviews for total knee replacement, unicondylar resurfacing, and minimally invasive total hip and knee arthroplasties found no evidence that any of these procedures was better than any other. However, recent developments with [mobile-bearing] knee replacements suggest that these may offer the most likely long term improvement in durability and function after total knee and femur replacement." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"In conclusion, the study reveals that the presence of a family history increased the occurrence of revision procedures, even in families with sporadic joint osteoarthritis. Findings from a recent study suggest a polygenic basis in familial knee osteoarthritis." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The average age of arthroplasty is roughly 64 years from this sample of US surgeons with knee replacement. If your surgeon performs arthroplasties and replacements, the average patient is a reasonable age to work with the surgeon as their first-time patient." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The use of Kinestape showed positive effects on edema, pain, and function. Data from a recent study may be attributable to the use of specific movements in which passive stretching induces relaxation of the muscles and decreased edema by improving venous return." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Results from a recent paper imply that patients who present with symptoms of a knee arthroplasty should consider enrollment in a clinical trial. Further research is needed on methods to improve clinical trial participation, and to identify patients who would benefit most from enrollment." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Kinesio(r) tape was well tolerated in the studies analyzed. Rare adverse effects, which are common to all splinting devices and have been reported in studies of all splinting devices, include pain (2), ecchymosis (1), bruising (1), and skin reactions in different intensity and time course of occurrence and severity. Although the safety profile of Kinesio(r) tape was as expected, these observations should be taken into account." - Anonymous Online Contributor