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ACE Report #10781
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Low Intensity, Long Duration US for symptomatic relief of knee osteoarthritis


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of low-intensity long-duration ultrasound on the symptomatic relief of knee osteoarthritis: a randomized, placebocontrolled double-blind study

J Orthop Surg Res. 2018 Oct 16;13(1):257.

Contributing Authors: DO Draper D Klyve R Ortiz TM Best

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Synopsis

90 patients with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis (Kellgren-Lawrence grade I-II) were randomized to receive either a low intensity, long duration ultrasound device or a sham ultrasound device. Treatment was administered daily for 6 weeks. Outcome measures included pain on a numeric rating score (NRS pain), pain, stiffness, and function scales of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Os...

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