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Effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound on recovery of physical impairments, functional performance and quality of life after total knee arthroplasty

Munajar @ Munajat, Munayati and Mohd Nordin, Nor Azlin and Nor Hamdan, Mohamad Yahya and Zulkifly, Ahmad Hafiz (2019) Effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound on recovery of physical impairments, functional performance and quality of life after total knee arthroplasty. Medicine, 98 (36). ISSN 0025-7974 E-ISSN 1536-5964

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Abstract

The presence of significant pain and swelling during the acute stage following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may limit the patients’ ability to cooperate in intensive physiotherapy interventions. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound is one of the modalities that can be used for acute pain and swelling management. However, only one study investigated the effect of this modality in patients with TKA. There is limited documentation of the effects of combining low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in TKA rehabilitation in the recovery of physical impairments and how these influence the recovery of function after TKA. Therefore, this study is proposed with the aim to evaluate the effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound as an adjunct to conventional physiotherapy on the recovery of physical impairments, functional performance and quality of life after TKA surgery.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6069/74982
Uncontrolled Keywords: low-intensity pulsed ultrasound, physiotherapy, total knee arthroplasty
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Puan Mazlina Mansor
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 21:36
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 12:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74982

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