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Volume:19 Issue:1 Number:2 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #13382
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Improved Pain & Function With 8 Weeks of Electroacupunture or Manual Acupuncture vs Sham for Knee OA


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OrthoEvidence. Improved Pain & Function With 8 Weeks of Electroacupunture or Manual Acupuncture vs Sham for Knee OA. ACE Report. 2021;19(1):2. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/13382

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

Efficacy of Intensive Acupuncture Versus Sham Acupuncture in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 Mar;73(3): 448-458.

Contributing Authors: JF Tu JW Yang GX Shi ZS Yu JL Li LL Lin YZ Du XG Yu H Hu ZS Liu CS Jia LQ Wang JJ Zhao J Wang T Wang Y Wang TQ Wang N Zhang X Zou JK Shao CZ Liu

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Synopsis

Four hundred and eighty patients diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to receive electroacupuncture (EA; n=160) or manual acupuncture (MA; n=160) or sham (n=160) for a total of 8 weeks, 3 times/week. The primary outcome of interest was the response rate which consisted of patients improving at least 2 points on the numeric rating scale (NRS) for pain and 6 points on the WOMAC f...

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