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ACE Report #10970
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

No significant difference in treatment response between traditional vs. sham acupuncture for knee OA

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

Effectiveness and feasibility of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Clin Rehabil. 2018 Dec;32(12):1666-1675. doi: 10.1177/0269215518790632

Contributing Authors: Y Du S Zhang YT Li LL Lin JF Tu JW Yang N Sun TQ Wang GX Shi JJ Zhao DC Xiong HK Hou CZ Liu

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42 patients with Kellgren-Lawrence grade II-III knee osteoarthritis were randomized to an 8 week protocol of either traditional Chinese acupuncture or sham acupuncture. Patients attended 20-minute treatment sessions, three times per week for the 8 weeks. Patients were primarily assessed for rate of treatment response, based on a reduction of at least 36 points in the sum of the Western Ontario and...

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