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Quality of Life of Patients after Kinesio Tape Applications Following Impacted Mandibular Third Molar Surgeries

Department of Oral Surgery, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Powstańców Wielkopolskich 72/18, 70-111 Szczecin, Poland
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J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10(10), 2197; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10102197
Received: 10 February 2021 / Revised: 6 May 2021 / Accepted: 17 May 2021 / Published: 19 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advancements and New Technologies in Clinical Dentistry)
Today, extraction of the impacted third molar is the most common procedure performed in oral surgery departments. One of the methods currently investigated—in terms reducing the severity of non-infectious complications and decreasing Quality of Life following third molar surgeries—is Kinesio Taping (KT). The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of Kinesio Tape application on Quality of Life. A total of 100 asymptomatic patients with impacted third lower molar were included. The study participants were randomly divided into two groups: a study group with the application of KT (n = 50) and a control group (without KT) (n = 50). Removal of the impacted third lower molar was performed in each patient in a standardized fashion. For assessment of Quality of Life, the modified University of Washington Quality of Life Questionnaire (UW-QoL v4) was used. Patients with Kinesio Tape application scored higher in all domains. Statistically significant differences between the two groups were found in the following domains: “Activity”, “Mood”, “Health-related QoL during the past 7 days” and “Overall QoL during the past 7 days”. There were no significant differences in significant problems and important issues between groups. Kinesio Taping has a significant impact on Quality of Life after impacted third molar removal. It should be considered as one of the noninvasive methods to reduce postoperative non-infectious complications. View Full-Text
Keywords: pain; wisdom tooth removal; complications; kinesiotaping; oral surgery; quality of life pain; wisdom tooth removal; complications; kinesiotaping; oral surgery; quality of life
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Jaroń, A.; Preuss, O.; Konkol, B.; Trybek, G. Quality of Life of Patients after Kinesio Tape Applications Following Impacted Mandibular Third Molar Surgeries. J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10, 2197. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10102197

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Jaroń A, Preuss O, Konkol B, Trybek G. Quality of Life of Patients after Kinesio Tape Applications Following Impacted Mandibular Third Molar Surgeries. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2021; 10(10):2197. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10102197

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Jaroń, Aleksandra, Olga Preuss, Berenika Konkol, and Grzegorz Trybek. 2021. "Quality of Life of Patients after Kinesio Tape Applications Following Impacted Mandibular Third Molar Surgeries" Journal of Clinical Medicine 10, no. 10: 2197. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10102197

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