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ACE Report #9276
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

OTA 2016: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation vs. TENS in post-pelvic fracture rehab

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A randomized controlled trial using neuromuscular electrical stimulation with pelvic fracture rehabilitation: an interim analysis

Contributing Authors: J Rich P Bates P Culpan

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41 patients following fixation of a pelvic fracture were randomized to either 10 weeks of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) intervention or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) as a control in postoperative rehabilitation; 26 patients were available for this interim analysis. Patients were assessed for health-related quality of life, abduction & adduction strength in compar...

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