Transcutaneous electrostimulation for osteoarthritis of the knee:CAT

Raúl Alberto Aguilera Eguía; Alejandro Ibacache


Purpose.The aim of this CAT (Critically Appraised Topic) was to check the validity of the results andeffectiveness of Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation in subjects with knee osteoarthritis and answerthe question: In subjects with osteoarthritis of the knee, does low frequency transcutaneous electricalstimulation reduce pain? Method. We conducted an analysis of the article "Transcutaneous ElectricalStimulation for osteoarthritis of the knee, Cochrane Systematic Review" of Rutjes et al (2009). Weanalyzed validity of results, applicability and effectiveness of this intervention in patients with kneeosteoarthritis. Results.Low frequency transcutaneous electrical stimulation may reduce pain insubjects with knee osteoarthritis. SMD -0.85 (95% CI -1.36 to -0.34). Conclusion.The interventionis neither endorsed nor discouraged in knee pain reduction

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Título de la Revista: MEDWAVE
Volumen: 13
Número: 8
Fecha de publicación: 2013
Idioma: Español