G. Noel Squires
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Background: An arthroscopic partial meniscectomy is a common procedure that consists of removing some of the meniscus from the tibio-femoral joint. It is a minimally invasive surgery. Following the procedure, physical therapy is used to improve function. In many cases, some level of pain management is utilized which may include Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and cryotherapy. TENS has been shown to be more effective than pain medication following arthroscopic knee surgery and aid in faster regains of strength and range of motion. Cryotherapy for pain management has been shown to have a significant effect on the level of pain, amount of pain medication consumption, and weight-bearing status in arthroscopic knee surgeries. There is little information about TENS and cryotherapy used together and their effectiveness on pain relief. Purpose: The purpose of this case report is to describe the patient management and outcomes of a patient who underwent a partial medial meniscectomy treated with TENS and cryotherapy with the goal of minimizing pain prior to functional strengthening to return to the workplace.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Carlson, Miranda, "The Use Of Electrical Stimulation And Cryotherapy In Pain Reduction For A Patient Following An Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy: A Case Report" (2014). Case Report Posters. Poster 10.