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Volume:8 Issue:9 Number:4 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12311
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Addition of rESWT to Non-Surgical Treatment of Knee OA Improves Pain and Functional Outcomes


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

Effects of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy on clinical variables and isokinetic performance in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a prospective, randomized, single-blind and controlled trial.

Int Orthop. 2020 Jul;44(7):1311-1319.

Contributing Authors: A Uysal MT Yildizgoren H Guler AD Turhanoglu

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Synopsis

One hundred and four patients with moderate knee osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to receive radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy (rESWT) or sham rESWT, in addition to a combination of hot pack treatment, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and exercise therapy over a period of 3 weeks. Outcomes of interest included pain scores at rest and during activity on a Visual Analog Scale (V...

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