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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #11186
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Use of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis


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

Efficacy and safety of the pulsed electromagnetic field in osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis.

BMJ Open. 2018 Dec 14;8(12):e022879.

Contributing Authors: H Li Y Wang J Li X Ding C Zeng Y Xiong G Lei J Wei Z Wu Y Cui T Yang D Xie

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Synopsis

12 studies were included in this meta-analysis, comparing pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy to sham therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). The outcomes of interest in included pain, function, and adverse events. The pooled results found significantly improved pain and function among PEMF groups compared to sham groups. More specifically, the improvement in pain and function wa...

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