|Case Studies on Osteoarthritis of the Knee|
Case Studies on Osteoarthritis of the Knee
An 85 year old female with severe OA of the knee had been kept awake at night with pain. Prior treatments with anti-inflammatories and cortisone provided temporary, short term relief. CellStim treatment consisted of an IFC arrangement of pads on the medial/ lateral line and inf/ sup poles of patella. Treatments began at 3 times a week and then diminished. After 14 treatments in 10 weeks at 30 Hz/ 300 uA x 10 minutes and .3 Hz/ 40 uA x 10 minutes. The pain reduction indicated 95 % improvement.
A 70 year old male with moderate OA of the knee reports on occasion for treatment of knee pain. Previous treatment with IFC gave some improvement for short term relief. 20 - 30 minute CellStim treatments at .3 Hz and 40 uA biphasic gave lasting (2 weeks - 1 month) of significant relief (90-95% improvement). Pad placement was the same as case 1.
A 70 year old female with chronic OA of the 1st MTP was treated on 3 occasions with Cellstim at .3 Hz at 30 uA biphasic once per week for 3 weeks. The joint was probed (using Qtip electrode probes) moving the probe location every 3 to 5 seconds. After 3 treatments the patient reported 90% improvement.
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