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ACE Report #12019
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Improved pain and function with extracorporeal shockwave therapy compared to sham for knee OA


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

A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effects of Low-Dose Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019;100(9):1695-1702. 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.04.020

Contributing Authors: Z Zhong B Liu G Liu J Chen Y Li X Liu Y Hu

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Synopsis

The success of non-operative knee osteoarthritis treatments is of great interest to patients and surgeons. The authors in this article randomized 63 patients with knee osteoarthritis to receive extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) or sham ESWT, and followed their pain, function, and MRI T2 measurements at 5 and 12 weeks. Primary outcome was pain on a 0-10 VAS, and secondary outcomes were the We...

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