Use of Postoperative TENS Along with Rehabilitation Protocol Following Total Knee Replacement for Better Results

Authors

  • Jyoti Sahni
  • Rituraj Verma
  • Taruna Verma
  • Vikas Sharma

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2763

Keywords:

Total Knee Replacement (TKR), Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Osteoarthritis, Pain, Muscle Strength.

Abstract

Objective: To assess the viability of TENS in diminishing agony and increasing function following TKR.
Sample: 30 subjects (age>55years)chose based on consideration and avoidance standardsare included in
the study.
Method: 30 subjects were taken in the study,chosen based on consideration and rejection models and
arbitrarily assigned to each group. Group 1 and group2. Experimental group (group 1) received TENS and
exercise while control group received only exercises for 20 days (6 days per week). Functional testing was
done using a questionnaire.
Results: Paired t-test was used for statistical analysis. There was huge distinction between the two groups
(A & B). The experimental group has significant improvement then the observational group. The pain VAS
score has more difference. There was no significant difference in ADL activities score.
Conclusion: It was concluded that applying TENS along with exercises on initial days of rehabilitation
shows better results and increases the recovery process.

Author Biographies

Jyoti Sahni

Student Researcher, BPT Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India

Rituraj Verma

Associate Prof., Physiotherapy HOD, MPT
(Orthopedics), Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India

Taruna Verma

Assistant Professor, Galgotias University

Vikas Sharma

Assistant
Professor, Galgotias University

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Jyoti Sahni, Rituraj Verma, Taruna Verma, & Vikas Sharma. (2021). Use of Postoperative TENS Along with Rehabilitation Protocol Following Total Knee Replacement for Better Results. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 690-696. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2763