Background/aim: After renal transplantation, both compression of as well as interruption of blood supply to the femoral nerve can thus play a role in the pathogenesis of femoral neuropathy. Moreover, diseases such as diabetes and uremia, often encountered in transplant recipients, can be regarded to be aggravating factors. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of therapeutic efficacy of exercises and interferential stimulation as physical therapy approaches in improving femoral neuropathy after renal transplantation.
Material and methods: Thirty patients of both sexes and suffered from femoral neuropathy after renal transplantation. The patients were selected and recruited randomly from different Hospitals (in urological surgeries units). Their ages was ranged from 45- 60 years. In the present study, the patients were classified into two equal groups (15 patients for each group). Group (A) (Exercise therapy group): they received interferential therapy 30 minutes, three times per week, for 12 weeks and exercises plus medication. Group (B): they received only medical and nursing cares.
Results: This study showed a significant increase in the Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) (m/s) after twelve weeks of treatment application (post) of Exercise therapy group (group A) when compared with control group (group B)
Conclusion: Usage of Exercises and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation produce objective improvement on nerve conduction velocity after renal transplantation.
Renal transplantation / femoral neuropathy / Physical therapy / Exercises / transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.