Home treatment of gonarthrosis with microcurrent patches
Pozuelo Calvo R1, Ortiz Pérez AI1, Donarie Hoyas D2, García Montes I1, Martínez Montes J L3
1 Departamento de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, España.
2 Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología. Empresa Pública Hospital de Poniente, El Ejido, Almería, España.
3 Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, España.
To outline the treatment by patches of microcurrent at home of patients with disabling knee osteoarthritis to perform their activities of daily life and work.
Material and methods
We selected 80 patients in the surgical waiting list for total knee arthroplasty. 40 of whom received active patch and 40 inactive. All were given exercise protocol knee. The variables analyzed were: pain (VAS), joint balance, muscular balance and quality of life (SF-12). Patients were reviewed after two months of treatment. Variables were analyzed with SPSS 17.0 statistical program.
Statistically significant results were obtained (p <0.05) for decrease in mean pain according to VAS scale. No significant differences for other variables were found.
Microcurrent therapy could be an alternative in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis pain, with no differences with the traditional treatment.
Osteoarthritis, microcurrent, pain.
Correspondencia:R Pozuelo Calvo
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