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Efficacy of Kinesio® taping in the treatment of lymphoedema after breast cancer: a systematic review

Eva González Blanco, Mercedes Soto González
2 September 2020

It is estimated that up to 20% of patients diagnosed with breast cancer will suffer from lymphoedema after surgery and associated treatments. Recently, Kinesio® taping has been integrated with other modalities as an additional technique in the treatment of breast cancerrelated lymphoedema. This review aimed to determine whether Kinesio® taping is an effective technique in the treatment of lymphoedema secondary to breast cancer. Based on published studies, the application of Kinesio® tape for therapeutic purposes has visibly positive results; however, it does not appear to be more effective than other treatments. In addition, the adverse effects relating to this therapy, such as skin irritation, could limit its application in practice.

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