Loading...
Visit our Evidence-Based Covid-19 Website and Stay Up to Date with the latest Research.
Author Verified
RCT
ACE Report #6768
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) vs placebo in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis


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

Efficacy of low-level laser therapy applied at acupuncture points in knee osteoarthritis: a randomised double-blind comparative trial

Physiotherapy. 2014 Sep;100(3):242-8

Contributing Authors: AS Al Rashoud RJ Abboud W Wang Wigderowitz

Did you know you're eligible to earn 0.5 CME credits for reading this report? Click Here

Synopsis

49 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to evaluate the efficacy of Active Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) against a placebo over 6 months. Patients were assessed using VAS, the Saudi Knee Function Scale (SKFS), and active range of motion (ROM). The evidence presented in this trial demonstrated that LLLT was associated with significantly superior VAS pain compared to placebo at 6 weeks...

To view the full report, start your 30-day free trial today

No credit card required

JOIN Forgot Password?

Not sure if you want to join OrthoEvidence?

Access this report without an Account.

Success, an email containing a link to access this report has been sent to your inbox.

CME Image

Continuing Medical Education Credits

You could be earning 0.5 CME credits for each report you read.

LEARN MORE

Please Login or Join to leave comments.