Neuromuscular stimulation of the quadriceps muscle after hip fracture: A randomized controlled trial
UNSPECIFIED (2002) Neuromuscular stimulation of the quadriceps muscle after hip fracture: A randomized controlled trial. In: Meeting of the British-Orthopaedic-Research-Society, CARDIFF, WALES, 1998. Published in: ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, 83 (8). pp. 1087-1092.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/apmr.2002.33645
Objective: To study the feasibility and effect of neuromuscular stimulation on recovery of mobility after surgical fixation for hip fracture.
Design: Double-blind study with stratified randomization.
Setting: Home-based rehabilitation program.
Participants: Twenty-four women over the age of 75 years with hip fracture.
Interventions: Neuromuscular or placebo stimulation of the quadriceps muscle of the fractured leg, applied for 3 hours a day, for 6 weeks, commencing 1 week after surgery.
Main Outcome Measures: Recovery of walking speed and ability, postural stability, lower-limb muscle power, and pain at 7 and 13 weeks after surgery.
Results: Women in the neuromuscular stimulation group showed faster recovery of mobility. Of the women receiving stimulation, 9 of 12 recovered their prior levels of indoor mobility ability by 13 weeks compared with 3 of 12 in the placebo group (Fisher exact test, P=.046). There were no differences in recovery of walking speed in the first 7 weeks, but women in the stimulation group had greater recovery between 7 and 13 weeks (mean difference=-.13m/s; 95% confidence interval, -.23 to -.01).
Conclusions: Neuromuscular stimulation at home is feasible and may be effective in speeding recovery of mobility after surgical fixation of hip fracture.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
|Journal or Publication Title:||ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION|
|Publisher:||W B SAUNDERS CO|
|Official Date:||August 2002|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 1087-1092|
|Title of Event:||Meeting of the British-Orthopaedic-Research-Society|
|Location of Event:||CARDIFF, WALES|
|Date(s) of Event:||1998|
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