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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 3 Knee function in the 2 groups before and 6 weeks after TKA.

ItemsExperimental group (n=40)Control group (n=40)tP
Maximum knee flexion (°)
 6 weeks after surgery135.65±7.31* 129.16±7.18* 4.006
KOOS scores
 6 weeks after surgery97.18±12.17* 88.13±11.89* 3.3640.001
HSS scores
 6 weeks after surgery81.58±5.96* 62.38±6.13* 14.203
Values are presented as means±standard deviations. TKA – total knee arthroplasty; KOOS – Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score; HSS – Hospital for Special Surgery.
* Significant difference compared with preoperative condition in the same group (P

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