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ACE Report #5731
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Deep heat therapy via microwave diathermy improves knee osteoarthritis symptoms

Study Type:N/A
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Deep heating therapy via microwave diathermy relieves pain and improves physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a double-blind randomized clinical trial

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2012 Dec;48(4):549-59. Epub 2012 Jul 23

Contributing Authors: A Rabini DB Piazzini G Tancredi C Foti G Milano G Ronconi A Specchia PE Ferrara L Maggi E Amabile M Galli R Bernabei C Bertolini E Marzetti

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54 patients with moderate uni- or bilateral knee osteoarthritis were included in this randomized double blind study to compare the effect of deep heat therapy and superficial heat therapy on functional outcomes, joint pain, and joint stiffness. Results assessed over a 12 month period indicated that deep heat therapy provided early improvements in pain and function that were maintained for the 12 m...

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