Kinesio(R)Tape for edema control for Complications; Arthroplasty

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains, NY
Complications; Arthroplasty+2 More
Kinesio(R)Tape for edema control - Device
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether kinesiotaping can reduce edema in patients with knee arthritis.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Complications; Arthroplasty
  • Arthroplasties, Replacement, Knee

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Complications; Arthroplasty

Study Objectives

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.

Day 8
Change from baseline to Day 4 to Discharge Day for selected parts of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) self-report
Day 8
Change from baseline and day-to-day changes of bilateral knee pain on numerical pain rating scale
Change from baseline and during 1-2-day time intervals for Timed Up-and-Go Test
Change from baseline and during 1-2-day time intervals for bilateral knee range of motion
Change from baseline and during 1-2-day time intervals of circumferences of both knees and lower extremities

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Complications; Arthroplasty

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control leg with standard rehabilitation alone
1 of 2
Kinesiotape leg plus standard rehabilitation
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

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.

Kinesiotape leg plus standard rehabilitation
Device
Kinesio(R)Tape for edema management applied to a randomly selected lower extremity plus standard inpatient rehabilitation after bilateral total knee arthroplasty
Control leg with standard rehabilitation aloneControl leg receiving standard inpatient rehabilitation alone.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: during inpatient rehabilitation stay for each subject: at baseline (day 0), day 1, day 2, and every other day until day 8
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly during inpatient rehabilitation stay for each subject: at baseline (day 0), day 1, day 2, and every other day until day 8 for reporting.

Closest Location

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital - White Plains, NY

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 5 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
admitted to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital for inpatient rehabilitation within 5 days after same-day or staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty;
50-85 years of age;
able to read and understand English or a hospital-provided translator when consenting for the study;
able to tolerate an active rehabilitation program.
free from contraindications for kinesiotaping (see below); and

Patient Q&A Section

What are common treatments for arthroplasties, replacement, knee?

"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

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What causes arthroplasties, replacement, knee?

"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

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What is arthroplasties, replacement, knee?

"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

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How many people get arthroplasties, replacement, knee a year in the United States?

"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

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What are the signs of arthroplasties, replacement, knee?

"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

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Can arthroplasties, replacement, knee be cured?

"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

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What is the latest research for arthroplasties, replacement, knee?

"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

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Does arthroplasties, replacement, knee run in families?

"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

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What is the average age someone gets arthroplasties, replacement, knee?

"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

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What is kinesio(r)tape for edema control?

"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

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Who should consider clinical trials for arthroplasties, replacement, knee?

"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

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What are the common side effects of kinesio(r)tape for edema control?

"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

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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