Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/33374
Title: Ice and pulsed electromagnetic field to reduce pain and swelling after distal radius fractures
Authors: Cheing, GLY 
Wan, JWH
Lo, SK
Keywords: Fracture
Ice
Pain
Pulsed electromagnetic field
Swelling
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Foundation for Rehabilitation Information
Source: Journal of rehabilitation medicine, 2005, v. 37, no. 6, p. 372-377 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of rehabilitation medicine 
Abstract: Objective: To examine the relative effectiveness of ice therapy and/or pulsed electromagnetic field in reducing pain and swelling after the immobilization period following a distal radius fracture. Methods: A total of 83 subjects were randomly allocated to receive 30 minutes of either ice plus pulsed electromagnetic field (group A); ice plus sham pulsed electromagnetic field (group B); pulsed electromagnetic field alone (group C), or sham pulsed electromagnetic field treatment for 5 consecutive days (group D). All subjects received a standard home exercise programme. A visual analogue scale was used for recording pain; volumetric displacement for measuring the swelling of the forearm; and a hand-held goniometer for measuring the range of wrist motions before treatment on days 1, 3 and 5. Results: At day 5, a significantly greater cumulative reduction in the visual analogue scores as well as ulnar deviation range of motion was found in group A than the other 3 groups. For volumetric measurement and pronation, participants in group A performed better than subjects in group D but not those in group B. Conclusion: The addition of pulsed electromagnetic field to ice therapy produces better overall treatment outcomes than ice alone, or pulsed electromagnetic field alone in pain reduction and range of joint motion in ulnar deviation and flexion for a distal radius fracture after an immobilization period of 6 weeks.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/33374
ISSN: 1650-1977
EISSN: 1651-2081
DOI: 10.1080/16501970510041055
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

22
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Sep 20, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

16
Last Week
0
Last month
1
Citations as of Sep 21, 2017

Page view(s)

44
Last Week
1
Last month
Checked on Sep 18, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.