Stimulators, Electrical, Joint, Analgesic, Transcutaneous
Definition : Transcutaneous electrical stimulators designed to provide pain relief and biophysical stimulation to the joints. These devices typically consist of an external electrical stimulator and electrodes placed on the skin for transcutaneous application of predetermined electrical stimuli (usually in the form of pulses) directly to the affected articulation. Dedicated transcutaneous electrical stimulators intended for knee stimulation (usually the most affected joint) that include a battery-powered electrical stimulator; electrode pads to be placed on the knee and thigh, respectively; and an elastic strap to be wrapped around the knee to hold the electrodes in place are available; they are intended to relieve the pain associated with osteoarthritis.
Entry Terms : "Joint Electrical Stimulators, Analgesic, Transcutaneous"
UMDC code : 20850