Effects of functional electrostimulation on pain, muscular strength, and functional capacity in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.

@article{Rosemffet2004EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of functional electrostimulation on pain, muscular strength, and functional capacity in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.},
  author={Marcos G Rosemffet and Emilce Edith Schneeberger and Gustavo Citera and Mar{\'i}a E Sgobba and Claudia Laiz and Haydee Schmulevich and Patricia Artçanuturry and Susana Gagliardi and Jos{\'e} Antonio Maldonado Cocco},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={246-9}
}
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a common cause of chronic disability in patients with quadriceps muscle weakness. Beneficial effects have been proposed for functional electrostimulation (FES) and exercise at the muscle level. OBJECTIVES The objective of the study was to begin to compare the effects of both therapeutic modalities on quadriceps muscle strength, pain, and functional capacity in patients with OA of the knee and to prove whether the combination of these modalities… CONTINUE READING
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