Pain-diminishing effects of Kinesio® taping after median sternotomy.

  title={Pain-diminishing effects of Kinesio® taping after median sternotomy.},
  author={Rabea Brockmann and Hans-Michael Klein},
  journal={Physiotherapy theory and practice},
  volume={34 6},
BACKGROUND Postoperative pain and severe side effects of opioid analgesics present a clinical challenge after cardio-thoracic surgery. In this study, the impact of Kinesio® taping on postoperative morbidity after median sternotomy was observed. METHODS Thirty-nine patients (mean age 66 ± 9 years, CI: 63.28; 68.98) who underwent median sternotomy between… CONTINUE READING