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Volume:16 Issue:1 Number:2 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12344
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

No Improvement in Dynamic Balance with Electroacupuncture in Elderly Patients with Knee OA


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

The Effect of Electroacupuncture on Dynamic Balance during Stair Climbing for Elderly Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2020; 2020: 3563584.

Contributing Authors: M Hou X Wang J Yu S Fu F Yang Z Li Y Zhang J Tao

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Synopsis

Forty patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to receive 3 weeks of electroacupuncture or sham electroacupuncture for the improvement of pain, gait, and dynamic balance. Outcomes of interest included pain scores on the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index, gait velocity, step width, hip angle, hip moment, and margin of stability. Outcomes ...

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