No significant difference in treatment response between traditional vs. sham acupuncture for knee OA
Effectiveness and feasibility of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis: a pilot randomized controlled trialClin Rehabil. 2018 Dec;32(12):1666-1675. doi: 10.1177/0269215518790632
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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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