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ACE Report #6768
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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

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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...

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