DJO Global is releasing a new electrotherapy stimulator Empi Phoenix that could be useful for some patients undergoing ACLs and total knee arthroplasties to avoid muscle atrophy, reduce swelling, and deal with pain.
The device recently received FDA 510(k) approval and is intended for patient’s use at home. Here are the three therapy programs that are built into the Empi Phoenix:
- Two Programs to Treat Muscle Atrophy — Muscles may weaken (or atrophy) as a result of injury or surgery, preventing you from moving as well as you should. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) sends an electrical signal to your muscles, causing them to flex. Scientific studies have shown that the use of NMES after surgery provides statistically meaningful improvements in certain measures of strength and function
- One Program to Manage Pain — Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) delivers mild electrical impulses to your peripheral nervous system to help release your body’s natural endorphins, reducing the perception of pain. These natural morphine-like substances block pain messages from reaching the brain, similar to conventional drug therapy but without the dangerous side effects.
- One Program to Reduce Swelling — Swelling may prevent you from moving properly. Pulsed Net DC electrotherapy is designed to increase circulation in a targeted area. Increased circulation may help reduce swelling.
Product page: Empi Phoenix…