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Volume:33 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12545
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

No Clinical Advantage of Adding IM Stimulation to Physiotherapy for Achilles Tendinopathy


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

Intramuscular stimulation vs sham needling for the treatment of chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy: A randomized controlled clinical trial.

PloS One.2020 Sep 8;15(9):e0238579

Contributing Authors: L Solomons JJY Lee M Bruce LD White A Scott

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Synopsis

Fifty-two participants with symptomatic mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy were randomized to receive a 12-week rehabilitation program, with additional intramuscular stimulation (IMS) (n=25), with sham intramuscular stimulation (n=19), or alone (n=8). The primary outcome of interest included the Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment–Achilles (VISA-A) score, measured at at 6, 26, and 52 weeks pos...

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