Lab-based feasibility and acceptability of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in hip osteoarthritis rehabilitation.

Authors: Burgess, L.C., Taylor, P., Wainwright, T.W. and Swain, I.D.

Journal: J Rehabil Assist Technol Eng

Volume: 8

Pages: 2055668320980613

eISSN: 2055-6683

DOI: 10.1177/2055668320980613

Abstract:

INTRODUCTION: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) could provide an alternative or adjunct treatment modality to induce muscle hypertrophy in the hip osteoarthritis population. This preliminary study evaluates the feasibility and acceptability of NMES to evoke involuntary muscle contractions in adults with advanced hip osteoarthritis. METHODS: Thirteen adults with moderate-to-severe hip osteoarthritis and fifteen healthy, older adults were invited to a lab-based testing session. NMES was applied unilaterally to the knee extensors and hip abductors for one continuous, five-minute testing session. Data were collected on device acceptability, tolerability and muscle contractile force, and compared between groups. RESULTS: Electrical stimulation of the knee extensors elicited a visible muscular contraction in 11 participants (85%) with hip osteoarthritis and 15 controls (100%) at an intensity acceptable to the participant. Electrical stimulation of the hip abductors elicited a muscular contraction in eight participants (62%) with osteoarthritis, and ten controls (67%). Muscle contractile force, pain, discomfort and acceptability did not differ between groups, however NMES of the knee extensors was favoured across all measures of assessment when compared to the hip abductors. CONCLUSIONS: Electrical stimulation of the knee extensors may be a feasible and acceptable treatment modality to address muscle atrophy in adults with advanced hip osteoarthritis.

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Lab-based feasibility and acceptability of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in hip osteoarthritis rehabilitation

Authors: Burgess, L.C., Taylor, P., Wainwright, T.W. and Swain, I.D.

Journal: JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES ENGINEERING

Volume: 8

ISSN: 2055-6683

DOI: 10.1177/2055668320980613

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Lab-based feasibility and acceptability of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in hip osteoarthritis rehabilitation

Authors: Burgess, L., Taylor, P., Wainwright, T. and Swain, I.

Journal: Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering

Volume: 8

Pages: 1-10

Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)

ISSN: 2055-6683

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Lab-based feasibility and acceptability of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in hip osteoarthritis rehabilitation.

Authors: Burgess, L.C., Taylor, P., Wainwright, T.W. and Swain, I.D.

Journal: Journal of rehabilitation and assistive technologies engineering

Volume: 8

Pages: 2055668320980613

eISSN: 2055-6683

ISSN: 2055-6683

DOI: 10.1177/2055668320980613

Abstract:

Introduction

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) could provide an alternative or adjunct treatment modality to induce muscle hypertrophy in the hip osteoarthritis population. This preliminary study evaluates the feasibility and acceptability of NMES to evoke involuntary muscle contractions in adults with advanced hip osteoarthritis.

Methods

Thirteen adults with moderate-to-severe hip osteoarthritis and fifteen healthy, older adults were invited to a lab-based testing session. NMES was applied unilaterally to the knee extensors and hip abductors for one continuous, five-minute testing session. Data were collected on device acceptability, tolerability and muscle contractile force, and compared between groups.

Results

Electrical stimulation of the knee extensors elicited a visible muscular contraction in 11 participants (85%) with hip osteoarthritis and 15 controls (100%) at an intensity acceptable to the participant. Electrical stimulation of the hip abductors elicited a muscular contraction in eight participants (62%) with osteoarthritis, and ten controls (67%). Muscle contractile force, pain, discomfort and acceptability did not differ between groups, however NMES of the knee extensors was favoured across all measures of assessment when compared to the hip abductors.

Conclusions

Electrical stimulation of the knee extensors may be a feasible and acceptable treatment modality to address muscle atrophy in adults with advanced hip osteoarthritis.

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Lab-based feasibility and acceptability of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in hip osteoarthritis rehabilitation

Authors: Burgess, L., Taylor, P., Wainwright, T. and Swain, I.D.

Journal: Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering

Volume: 8

Pages: 1-10

ISSN: 2055-6683

Abstract:

Introduction: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) could provide an alternative or adjunct treatment modality to induce muscle hypertrophy in the hip osteoarthritis population. This preliminary study evaluates the feasibility and acceptability of NMES to evoke involuntary muscle contractions in adults with advanced hip osteoarthritis. Methods: Thirteen adults with moderate-to-severe hip osteoarthritis and fifteen healthy, older adults were invited to a lab-based testing session. NMES was applied unilaterally to the knee extensors and hip abductors for one continuous, five-minute testing session. Data were collected on device acceptability, tolerability and muscle contractile force, and compared between groups. Results: Electrical stimulation of the knee extensors elicited a visible muscular contraction in 11 participants (85%) with hip osteoarthritis and 15 controls (100%) at an intensity acceptable to the participant. Electrical stimulation of the hip abductors elicited a muscular contraction in eight participants (62%) with osteoarthritis, and ten controls (67%). Muscle contractile force, pain, discomfort and acceptability did not differ between groups, however NMES of the knee extensors was favoured across all measures of assessment when compared to the hip abductors. Conclusions: Electrical stimulation of the knee extensors may be a feasible and acceptable treatment modality to address muscle atrophy in adults with advanced hip osteoarthritis.

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