Concurrent TENS with therapeutic ultrasound offers no benefit in knee osteoarthritis treatment
Does adding transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to therapeutic ultrasound affect pain or function in people with osteoarthritis of the knee? A randomized controlled trialClin Rehabil. 2019 Jul;33(7):1197-1205. doi: 10.1177/0269215519838017
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148 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to ten, 10-minute sessions over two weeks of either simultaneous ultrasound and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or ultrasound alone. Patients were assessed primarily for pain in six separate measures: total pain; pain during walking; pain during stair climbing; pain at night; pain at rest; and pain during weight-bearing. Results in ...
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