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Electrical Stimulation versus Static Compression in the Reduction of Acute Edema following Patellar Dislocation

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dc.contributor.author Amber LeBlanc
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-24T21:18:27Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-24T21:18:27Z
dc.date.issued 10/11/2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12088/8093
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this review is to determine the effectiveness of electrical stimulation and compression for edema (swelling) reduction following patellar (kneecap) dislocation. After dislocation, there is an acute inflammatory response, fluid and cellular materials accumulate outside of the capillary, causing swelling. Five randomized control trials (RCT) were reviewed. Three RCTs determined that electrical stimulation is effective at reducing acute edema. Specifically, high volt pulsed current at 120pps for 30 minutes was most effective. Two RCTs found that compression is effective at reducing acute edema; however, researchers found that pneumatic (intermittent) compression devices may be more effective than static compression (wrap/sleeve). We concluded that both high volt electrical stimulation and compression will reduce acute edema and should be used in the acute management and reduction of swelling following patellar dislocation.
dc.description.sponsorship Wanda Swiger
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Keene State College
dc.subject Athletic Training
dc.title Electrical Stimulation versus Static Compression in the Reduction of Acute Edema following Patellar Dislocation
dc.type Presentation


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