This clinical case report investigates the effect of Dynamic Taping on a subject with Radial and Ulnar Nerve transection due to a knife injury. In this case there is no possibility of facilitating muscle activity as the nerves are not in tact. What we do see however is an immediate change in position and motion and consequently function due to the strong resistance, recoil and elongation of Dynamic Tape.
Of course, this will not accelerate the nerve regeneration but in addition to the immediate functional improvement and its benefits on activities of daily living. The results of this application may help to maintain range of motion and reduce swelling. As some return occurs, the patient will be practising a more correct movement pattern rather than compensatory patterns when there is insufficient strength to move correctly, and this could result in better movement outcomes.
The ideal technique would address both wrist and fingers simultaneously to allow for a functional grasp. These two videos, however, show the targeted mechanical effect resulting from the application of the tape.