What does FES stand for?

  1. This is in reference to a potential complication of joint surgery.

    I'm observing a TKA on Monday.
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  3. by   mariedoreen
    Complication? Hmmm I know it as:

    Functional Electrical Stimulation
  4. by   dharma
    I googled it... Looks like if you are referencing a potential complication, then its Fat Embolism Syndrome, but I also saw references to FES as being functional electrical stimulation - used for increasing ROM after joint surgery.
    Here is the site I found..
    http://www.cja-jca.org/cgi/content/full/49/1/19

    Hope that helps, and good luck Monday!
  5. by   klone
    Quote from dharma
    I googled it... Looks like if you are referencing a potential complication, then its Fat Embolism Syndrome
    I think you got it, thank you! And thanks for the wish for luck. I've heard the surgeons are famous for making the nursing students cry, so I'm more than a bit apprehensive.

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