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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #6852
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Continuous and pulsed ultrasound show similar efficacy for knee osteoarthritis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Effectiveness of continuous and pulsed ultrasound for the management of knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014 Aug;22(8):1090-9

Contributing Authors: C Zeng H Li T Yang ZH Deng Y Yang Y Zhang X Ding GH Lei

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Synopsis

12 studies investigating the efficacy of continuous and pulsed ultrasound therapies in patients with knee osteoarthritis were included in this systematic review, and 8 of these studies were used in a network meta-analysis. This study aimed to assess the effects of both continuous and pulsed ultrasound therapies on pain relief and function improvement for knee osteoarthritis. Findings demonstrated ...

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