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Vol:287 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14916
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Local Heat Therapy versus Cold Rub Gel For Knee Osteoarthritis

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OrthoEvidence. Local Heat Therapy versus Cold Rub Gel For Knee Osteoarthritis . ACE Report. 2022;287(1):1. Available from:

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

The Effect of Local Heat Therapy versus Cold Rub Gel on Pain and Joint Functions in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Clin Nurs Res. 2022 01-Jul;():. 10.1177/10547738211035502

Contributing Authors:
M Ariana A Afrasiabifar S Najafi Doulatabad A Mosavi M Behnammoghadam

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One hundred and seventeen patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to receive either a cold rub gel (n=39), heat therapy (n=40), or no intervention (n=38). Outcomes that were assessed in this trial were pain, function in daily living, sport and recreation, and knee-related quality of life using the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) at 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks. Both cold rub ...

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