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ACE Report #8090
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on osteoarthritis of the knee


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

Use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Device in Early Osteoarthritis of the Knee

J Knee Surg. 2015 Aug;28(4):321-8

Contributing Authors: JJ Cherian BH Kapadia A Bhave MJ McElroy C Cherian SF Harwin MA Mont

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Synopsis

25 patients with early stage osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to receive either transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy in addition to standard treatment or standard treatment alone. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of TENS therapy on pain reduction, functional improvement, and quality of life when used in conjunction with standard care practices. Result...

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