Does electrical stimulation help in osteonecrosis? : LUSENET : About Joints : One Thread

One of our support group members recently asked if electrical stimulation (EMS)can help with osteonecrosis. Are there any benefits to it post-THR surgery, and if so, what are the benefits? Are there any benefits to it pre-surgery? Thank you. Marie Shanahan, Director of the ON/AVN Support Group International, Dir. of the NONF

-- Marie Shanahan (, June 20, 2003


There is not a definite answer. Some studies have showed electrical stimulation to be beneficial in early ON. It has no role in total hip arthroplasty or pre-surgery.

-- Harpal S. Khanuja, MD (, June 25, 2003.

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