The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of TENS in the treatment of postoperative knee arthroplasty (KA) pain and to relate these results to the stimulation parameters used. Pubmed and Web of Knowledge were systematically screened. We appraised methodological quality and the influence of the stimulation settings. Five papers met the inclusion criteria. Stimulation parameters were heterogeneous and none of the included studies provided a rationale for them. Two studies used stimulation settings as advised by scientific literature and showed a beneficial effect of TENS. This review reveals that an effect of TENS might have been missed in the past due to a weak justification of the choice of stimulation parameters.
|Title of host publication||World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Nov 2013|
|Event||Unknown - |
Duration: 24 Nov 2013 → …
|Period||24/11/13 → …|
- TENS, knee arthroplasty, analgesic medication