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Volume:3 Issue:4 Number:78 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #6218
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

WCO-IOF: Similar functional outcome between hydrotherapy and physiotherapy in hip OA

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OrthoEvidence. WCO-IOF: Similar functional outcome between hydrotherapy and physiotherapy in hip OA. ACE Report. 2014;3(4):78. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/6218

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

A randomized controlled trial comparing hydrotherapy and conventional physiotherapy to patients with hip osteoarthritis (HOA)

Contributing Authors: S Patru R Marcu C Bighea D Caimac RS Popescu D Matei

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30 patients with hip osteoarthritis were randomized to intervention through either hydrotherapy or conventional physiotherapy. The purpose was to determine how the treatments compared with respect to pain, function, and health-related quality of life. The results indicated that both groups significantly improved in pain within 2 weeks. Hydrotherapy was also noted to significantly improve in health...

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