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Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy improves pain, swelling, and function following TKA

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June 2014

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy improves pain, swelling, and function following TKA

Vol: 3| Issue: 6| Number:50| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Effect of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty: a randomised controlled trial

Int Orthop. 2014 Feb;38(2):397-403

Contributing Authors:
P Adravanti S Nicoletti S Setti A Ampollini L de Girolamo

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Synopsis

33 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty for severe knee osteoarthritis were randomized to receive 60 days of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy after surgery, or to no additional postoperative PEMF. The purpose was to examine the effect of PEMF on pain, function, and swelling up to 6 months postoperatively. The results indicated that with PEMF, pain was reduced compared to contr...

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