Effectiveness of electric stimulation of the vastus medialis muscle in the rehabilitation of patients after total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Avramidis2003EffectivenessOE,
  title={Effectiveness of electric stimulation of the vastus medialis muscle in the rehabilitation of patients after total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Kyriakos Avramidis and Paul W. Strike and Paul N. Taylor and Ian D. Swain},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2003},
  volume={84 12},
  pages={1850-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible effect of electric muscle stimulation (EMS) of the vastus medialis on the walking speed, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) knee score, and Physiological Cost Index (PCI) of patients during rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). DESIGN Prospective, randomized controlled trial. SETTING Various departments at a district general hospital in the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS Thirty patients with unilateral osteoarthritis of the knee admitted… CONTINUE READING

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