Kinesiotaping for isolated rib fractures in emergency department


Akça A. H. , Sasmaz M. I. , Kaplan Ş.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.38, no.3, pp.638-640, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2019.11.049
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.638-640

Abstract

Introduction: Rib fractures, which are among the most common injuries in blunt thoracic trauma, are usually encountered in Emergency Departments. Kinesiotape (KT) is a drug-free elastic therapeutic tape used for treating various musculoskeletal problems such as injury, dysfunction and pain. We aimed to investigate whether kinesotaping should be used safely and effectively in rib fractures in emergency setting.