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Manual Therapy in Postoperative Breast Cancer

2014-07-23 21:08:48 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To evaluate the effectiveness of manual therapy (joint mobilization and massage) combined with kinesiotherapy in women with impaired range of motion after axillary lymph node dissection due to breast cancer regarding the recovery of shoulder range of motion and functionality of the upper limb.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Breast Cancer

Intervention

manual therapy, kinesiotherapy

Location

University of Campinas
Campinas
São Paulo
Brazil
13083881

Status

Completed

Source

University of Campinas, Brazil

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:48-0400

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Abnormal accumulation of lymph in the arm, shoulder and breast area associated with surgical or radiation breast cancer treatments (e.g., MASTECTOMY).

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