Use of Postoperative TENS Along with Rehabilitation Protocol Following Total Knee Replacement for Better Results
Keywords:Total Knee Replacement (TKR), Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Osteoarthritis, Pain, Muscle Strength.
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
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.
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