Pneumatic compression with foot pumps in total knee arthroplasty
Vol: 2| Issue: 2| Number:109| ISSN#: 2564-2537
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A
Pneumatic compression with foot pumps facilitates early postoperative mobilisation in total knee arthroplastyInternational Orthopedics; 2011; 35; 995-1000
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80 elderly patients undergoing total knee replacement (TKR) were randomized to receive either a A-V impulse system (AVI), which is a mechanical prophylaxis in the form of a foot device, or no treatment. The 3-month follow up results indicated that there was a significant reduction in soft tissue swelling in the AVI group in comparison to the non-AVI group. Additionally, it was found that the AVI ...
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