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ACE Report #5702
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Cost effectiveness of manual therapy, exercise therapy, or both, for osteoarthritis


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

Manual therapy, exercise therapy, or both, in addition to usual care, for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. 2: economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Oct;21(10):1504-13

Contributing Authors: D Pinto MC Robertson JH Abbott P Hansen AJ Campbell MOA Trial team

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Synopsis

206 participants, between the ages of 37 and 92, with knee or hip OA attending a general practitioner or who were referred to a hospital orthopaedic outpatient clinic to consider hip or knee joint replacement surgery, and who met the American College of Rheumatology clinical criteria for hip or knee OA, were randomly assigned in to 1 of 4 groups: Manual therapy, exercise therapy, combined manual a...

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