Effect of infrared irradiation combined with mannitol and kinesiology tape on postoperative swelling and pain in patients with a periarticular ankle fracture

  • Yuanyuan Liu
  • Deli Guo
  • Xinghua Zhou
  • Bo Wang
  • Panxiang Li
  • Tao Li Baoding NO.1 Central Hospital
Keywords: Periarticular ankle fracture, Infrared ray, Mannitol, Kinesiology tape, Swelling

Abstract

Objectives: To explore the effect of infrared irradiation combined with mannitol and Kinesiology tape on postoperative swelling and pain in patients with a periarticular ankle fracture.

Methods: The research subjects of this study were 88 patients with periarticular ankle fracture treated by surgery in the Department of Orthopedics of Baoding No.1 Central Hospital from October, 2019 to May, 2021. They were randomly divided into the observation group and the control group based on the random number table method, with 44 cases in each group. All patients were treated after the operation. Patients in the control group were treated with conventional drugs; while those in the observation group were provided with infrared irradiation combined with mannitol and Kinesiology tape. Further comparison was conducted on the degree of swelling, pain and satisfaction after treatment at three, five and seven days after operation.

Results: At three, five and seven days after operation, the cross-section diameter of the injured limb was significantly smaller in the observation group than that in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant (p<0. 05). The degree of pain in both groups was significantly lower at three, five and seven days after operation than that before treatment; moreover, the degree of pain in the observation group was significantly lower than that in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant (p<0. 05). Besides, the comparison of posttreatment satisfaction in both groups after treatment revealed that the total satisfaction of patients in the observation group (97.73%) was higher than that in the control group (79.55%), with a statistically significant difference (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Infrared irradiation combined with mannitol and Kinesiology tape can effectively alleviate postoperative swelling and pain of patients with a periarticular ankle fracture.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.39.1.5869

How to cite this: Liu Y, Guo D, Zhou X, Wang B, Li P, Li T. 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;39(1):---------.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.39.1.5869

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Published
2022-11-16
How to Cite
Liu, Y., Guo, D., Zhou, X., Wang, B., Li, P., & Li, T. (2022). Effect of infrared irradiation combined with mannitol and kinesiology tape on postoperative swelling and pain in patients with a periarticular ankle fracture. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 39(1). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.39.1.5869