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Volume:8 Issue:6 Number:4 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12243
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Addition of electrophysical modalities to exercise program for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Exercise program combined with electrophysical modalities in subjects with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord . 2020 Apr 20;21(1):258.

Contributing Authors: CAF Gomes F Politti CSB Pereira ACB da Silva AV Dibai-Filho AR de Oliveira DA Biasotto-Gonzalez

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Synopsis

One hundred patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to receive an 8 week exercise program alone or in addition to interferential current therapy, shortwave diathermy, photobiomodulation or placebo. The primary outcome of interest was physical function score on the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis index. Secondary outcomes of interest included WOMAC pain an...

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