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ACE Report #8210
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

No difference between low-level laser therapy and sham treatment for knee OA

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effectiveness of low-level laser therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015 Sep;23(9):1437-44.

Contributing Authors: Z Huang J Chen J Ma B Shen F Pei VB Kraus

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9 randomized control trials (RCTs) comparing the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to sham laser therapy for treatment of knee osteoarthritis were included in this meta-analysis. The purpose of the analysis was to compare pain and functional outcomes between treatments, to determine if LLLT provides significant symptomatic relief. Results indicated that LLLT does not provide any sign...

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