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Focused Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound vs. Shortwave Diathermy for Knee Osteoarthritis

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September 2022

Focused Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound vs. Shortwave Diathermy for Knee Osteoarthritis

Vol: 295| Issue: 1| Number:1| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Efficacy and safety of focused low-intensity pulsed ultrasound versus pulsed shortwave diathermy on knee osteoarthritis: a randomized comparative trial

Sci Rep. 2022 01-Jul;():. 10.1038/s41598-022-17291-z

Contributing Authors:
L Jia D Li X Wei J Chen D Zuo W Chen

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Synopsis

114 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to receive 12 days of focused low-intensity pulsed ultrasound therapy (n=57) or pulsed shortwave diathermy (n=57). The primary outcome of interest was functional capacity as measured by the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and associated sub-scores (pain; physical function; stiffness). Secondary outcomes of...

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