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09 June 2021: Clinical Research

Prospective, Single-Center Comparison of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Plus Electroacupuncture and Standard Analgesia in Patients After Total Knee Arthroplasty: Effect on Rehabilitation and Functional Recovery

Xuejing Li 1ABCEF , Wei Yu 1BCEF , Hongbo Li 2BCEF , Baoyue Wang 3BEF , Jiang Xu 1ACEFG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.930363

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e930363

Table 2 VAS scores in the 2 groups at different time points after TKA.

ScoresExperimental group (n=40)Control group (n=40)tP
VAS at rest
 Day 15.37±1.315.48±1.410.3620.719
 Day 33.58±1.154.32±1.182.8400.006
 Day 72.07±1.102.59±1.222.0020.049
 Week 31.31±0.512.09±0.775.341
 Week 60.90±0.241.40±0.308.231
VAS during motion
 Day 15.98±1.516.08±1.420.3050.761
 Day 34.38±1.355.08±1.382.2930.025
 Day 72.79±0.883.35±1.232.3420.022
 Week 31.98±0.792.50±0.802.3060.024
 Week 61.77±0.402.25±0.624.115
Values are presented as means±standard deviations. VAS – visual analog scale; TKA – total knee arthroplasty.

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