Theraputic Physiotherapy

Is theraputic ultrasound treatment safe for pacemaker devices please?.

I have a sore knee and will be going for private physio and this treatment will probably be beneficial but not sure if it's safe.

Thank you


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by Gotrhythm - 2021-08-14 13:45:08

See above.

If you ever have any doubts, the general rule is to keep the appliance 6 inches away from the pacemaker. Physio therapy on your knee will be fine.

Just so you know, I have broken the 6-inch rule many, many times in the ten years I've had a pacemaker with no ill effects either to me or the pacemaker.

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by lizzie - 2021-08-14 14:42:53

Thank you once again for your reassurance.  I did think it would be ok but wanted to check with fellow pacemaker recipients.     👍👍




by AgentX86 - 2021-08-14 21:00:05

The best answer for this question is, ''Ask your EP.". I doubt that it would be a problem on your knee but this is the sort of thing you pay you EP for.

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