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Volume:6 Issue:3 Number:27 ISSN#:2563-5476
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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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


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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