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Radial vs Focused Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

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September 2022

Radial vs Focused Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

Vol: 288| Issue: 1| Number:1| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Comparative Effectiveness of Focused Extracorporeal versus Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis-Randomized Controlled Study

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jul 24;19(15):9001.

Contributing Authors:
NY Ko CN Chang CH Cheng HK Yu GC Hu

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Synopsis

Forty-four patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to receive focused extracorporeal shockwave therapy (f-ESWT; n=22) or radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy (r-ESWT; n=22). The primary outcome of this trial was to determine changes in pain intensity after 4 and 8 weeks using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Secondary outcomes such as physical function using the Western Ontario and Mc...

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