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ACE Report #11905
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Pain and function unaffected by IFC versus sham in postoperative rehabilitation after TKA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Is interferential current effective in the management of pain, range of motion, and edema following total knee arthroplasty surgery? A randomized double-blind controlled trial

Clin Rehabil. 2019 Jun;33(6):1027-1034. doi: 10.1177/0269215519829856

Contributing Authors: N Ozkayin K Aktuglu S Hepguler C Ozturk FC Atamaz MR Kadi E Dede S Aydogdu

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Synopsis

113 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to postoperative management with either active or sham interferential current therapy. Patients were primarily assessed for outcome related to pain on a visual analog scale, with secondary outcomes of knee range of motion, knee circumference, and paracetamol consumption. Outcomes were assessed after 5 days and 1 month. Results for ...

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