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Volume:6 Issue:3 Number:27 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #10154
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

AAOS2018: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation does not affect atrophy after Achilles repair


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Prospective, Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial on the Use of Immediate Postoperative Electrical Muscle Stimulation to Preserve Muscle Function and Volume Following Achilles Tendon Surgery

Contributing Authors: C Hyer GC Berlet J Wilgus C Collins J Houser MT Crill PE Bull T Philbin

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Synopsis

40 patients scheduled for Achilles tendon repair were randomized postoperatively to either neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or sham NMES. Patients were followed up over 12 weeks for patient-reported function, cross-sectional calf muscle volume on MRI, and calf circumference. Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups between any of the assessed outcomes.

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