Compex is a form of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES). It is used successfully in medical rehabilitation and also to complement athletic training at all levels.
If pain, swelling or inflammation is present after surgery then the nervous system does not work efficiently and effectively, and may not always return to normal on its own. Compex works similarly to the body’s own nervous system, using an electrode attached to the skin to transmit an electrical impulse which causes the specific muscle targeted to contract, encouraging a return to normal action.
The muscles usually needing treatment after hip surgery are the gluteal and quadriceps muscles, although your physiotherapist will complete a full assessment to identify precisely which muscles should be targeted.