Surface neuromuscular electrical stimulation for quadriceps strengthening pre and post total knee replacement.
AffiliationPhysiotherapy, Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, Co Meath, Ireland.
MeSHArthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
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CitationSurface neuromuscular electrical stimulation for quadriceps strengthening pre and post total knee replacement. 2010 (1):CD007177 Cochrane Database Syst Rev
JournalCochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
AbstractTotal knee replacement has been demonstrated to be one of the most successful procedures in the treatment of osteoarthritis. However quadriceps weakness and reductions in function are commonly reported following surgery. Recently Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) has been used as an adjunct to traditional strengthening programmes. This review considers the effectiveness of NMES as a means of increasing quadriceps strength in patients before and after total knee replacement.