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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #12088
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Effectiveness of laser acupuncture vs. sham for pain relief in patients with knee osteoarthritis


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Laser Acupuncture for Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2019; 2019: 6703828.

Contributing Authors: Z Chen C Ma L Xu Z Wu Y He K Xu SAA Moqbel L Wu

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Synopsis

7 studies containing 395 patients with knee osteoarthritis were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis comparing laser acupuncture treatment to sham laser acupuncture for the relief of pain and improvement of function and quality of life. Outcomes of interest included pain on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS), the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis pain, funct...

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