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ACE Report #11940
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Concurrent TENS with therapeutic ultrasound offers no benefit in knee osteoarthritis treatment


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Does adding transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to therapeutic ultrasound affect pain or function in people with osteoarthritis of the knee? A randomized controlled trial

Clin Rehabil. 2019 Jul;33(7):1197-1205. doi: 10.1177/0269215519838017

Contributing Authors: K Sangtong C Chupinijrobkob W Putthakumnerd V Kuptniratsaikul

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Synopsis

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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