Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) as analgesic after Total Knee Arthroplasty. Consider the stimulation parameters.

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2013
EventUnknown -
Duration: 24 Nov 2013 → …

Conference

ConferenceUnknown
Period24/11/13 → …

Keywords

  • TENS, knee arthroplasty, analgesic medication

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