Kinesio Taping for Hypertrophic Scar Formation

Case Study Full Name: Kinesio Tape Application on Hypertrophic Scar Formation By: Sheryl Goodridge - Harvard University Health Services Consultant with Occupational Therapy Association, Watertown  
Summary: Study of a patient who had three procedures on his abdominal wall. The procedures were for diverticulitis, hernia and finally removal of mesh for hernia repair due to infection. Emphasis of Presentation:
The emphasis is to profile the resoluti on of the keloiding of the scar. The extra benefits of sensory changes i.e. the restorat ion of sensation to the scar area will be mentioned. This is a case study which includes pictures at various stages of the treatment process.
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Clinical research report or Basic research report: The patient has a 10 1/4 "scar over the rectus abdominis. The scar was red, thick in width and texture. There were two areas of small puckering adjacent to the main scar. There is banding particularly in the central portion. Hypertrophic scar managemen t has been a challenge for clinicians. There have been many products, such as pressure gloves and silicone gel sheets, on the market. Many modalities are used to help resolve scar formati on including electrical devices. Tape has been used over scar tissue for compression and some sections were put under tension as well. Various modalities were used for mobilization of the tissue.
Generally there is evaluative information as to muscle strength, subjective sensory information, and
length and approximate width/depth of the central portion of the scar. The tape was applied in various directions, and long ‘I’ tape was used for central compression. Most of the tape was in ‘I’ shape; I also tried small power space correctio ns over small puckered areas

Kinesio Taping for Hypertrophic Scar Formation

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