Effectiveness of Energy Resonance by Skin Stimulation in the Management of Anxious Patients Who Require Scheduled Orthopaedic Surgery

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    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon
Updated on 23 January 2021


The need for a surgical procedure may cause a patient to experience reactive anxiety. This reaction is appropriate if it is of low to moderate intensity. On the other hand, various studies have shown that postoperative awakening is more complicated if the patient experiences major preoperative anxiety. Thus, reducing anxiety could be a tool for preventing chronic pain.

For several years now, the investigator's facility has been implementing Energy Resonance through Cutaneous Stimulation (ERCS), a method based on "listening" to the body's vibrations through the fingers on points based on the mapping of meridians in Chinese medicine.

ERCS practitioners have noted the benefits of this method, particularly in soothing patients. It therefore seems necessary to detect and manage this anxiety beforehand and ERCS seems appropriate in this situation.

Condition Patient Requiring Scheduled Conventional Orthopedic Surgical Intervention of the Upper or Lower Limb
Treatment Questionnaires, Energy Resonance through Cutaneous Stimulation
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03773198
SponsorCentre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon
Last Modified on23 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Patient who has given oral consent
Adult patient requiring scheduled conventional orthopedic surgery of the upper limb (wrist, elbow, shoulder) or lower limb (ankle, foot, knee, hip)

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Patient not affiliated to a national health insurance system
Patient subject to a legal protection measure (curatorship, guardianship)
Patient subject to a justice protection measure
Pregnant, parturient or breastfeeding woman
Patient unable to give consent
Patient with a pace maker
Patient with cognitive problems: Alzheimer's, senile dementia
Patient who has already received ERCS as part of surgery
Patient who does not speak or understand French
Patient with psychiatric disorders: major depression, bipolar disorder, addictive disorders, psychotic disorders (psychosis, schizophrenia, acute delirium)
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