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ACE Report #11800
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Ultrasound improves pain and function; electrical stimulation improve muscle architecture in knee OA


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Short-term effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and ultrasound therapies on muscle architecture and functional capacity in knee osteoarthritis: a randomized study

Clin Rehabil. 2019 Mar;33(3):418-427.

Contributing Authors: G Devrimsel Y Metin M Serdaroglu Beyazal

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Synopsis

60 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to receive 3 weeks of either ultrasound (US) therapy or neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). Outcomes of interest included pain scores at rest and during activity, the 15 meter walk test, the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain, stiffness and physical function scores, and muscular architecture of t...

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