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Effect of taping on scapular kinematics of patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

  • Cevher Savcun DemirciEmail author
  • Özge Onursal Kılınç
  • Taha İbrahim Yıldız
  • Ender Ayvat
  • Fatma Ayvat
  • Elif Turgut
  • İrem Düzgün
  • Sibel Aksu Yıldırım
  • Muhammed Kılınç
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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of scapular taping on scapular kinematics by three-dimensional electromagnetic system during shoulder elevation in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy patients. A total of 11 patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy were included in the study. Scapular anterior-posterior tilt, upward-downward rotation, and internal-external rotations were evaluated using the three-dimensional electromagnetic system during the elevation of the upper limbs in the scapular plane before and after kinesio taping. For maximum humerothoracic elevation, there were no differences between the patients before and after taping on both dominant (p = 0.72) and non-dominant sides (p = 0.64). For scapular internal rotation, upward rotation, and posterior tilt, there were no differences between patients before and after taping during humerothoracic elevation on both dominant and non-dominant sides (p > 0.05). These results showed us that the excessive and abnormal movements of the scapula observed during the humeral elevation in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy patients cannot be supported with flexible methods like kinesio taping. Therefore, we recommend to evaluate the scapula position by applying flexible and rigid taping to the patients who can reach over 90o in humerothoracic elevation in future studies.

Keywords

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy Scapular kinematics Three-dimensional analysis Upper extremity Scapulohumeral muscles Kinesio taping 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cevher Savcun Demirci
    • 1
    Email author
  • Özge Onursal Kılınç
    • 2
  • Taha İbrahim Yıldız
    • 2
  • Ender Ayvat
    • 2
  • Fatma Ayvat
    • 2
  • Elif Turgut
    • 2
  • İrem Düzgün
    • 2
  • Sibel Aksu Yıldırım
    • 2
  • Muhammed Kılınç
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and RehabilitationKırıkkale UniversityKırıkkaleTurkey
  2. 2.Faculty of Physical Therapy and RehabilitationHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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