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ACE Report #5249
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Phonophoresis of piroxicam significantly reduces pain in mild to moderate knee OA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of phonophoresis of piroxicam and ultrasound on symptomatic knee osteoarthritis

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Feb;94(2):250-5. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.09.025. Epub 2012 Oct 9

Contributing Authors: W Luksurapan J Boonhong

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Synopsis

46 patients with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis were randomized to 2 weeks treatment of either phonophoresis (PhP), using ultrasound and 0.5% piroxicam gel, or to ultrasound treatment alone (UT). The study investigated the effects of phonophoresis in improving knee function and pain, by promoting the absorption of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) using an ultra-sound. Post-treatm...

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