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No long-term efficacy of 12-week acupuncture in cases of chronic knee pain

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Acupuncture for chronic knee pain: a randomized clinical trial

JAMA. 2014 Oct 1;312(13):1313-22

Contributing Authors: RS Hinman P McCrory M Pirotta I Relf A Forbes KM Crossley E Williamson M Kyriakides K Novy BR Metcalf A Harris P Reddy PG Conaghan KL Bennell

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282 patients with chronic knee pain were randomized to 1 of 4 groups: needle acupuncture, laser acupuncture, sham laser acupuncture, or a control group. In this Zelen-design RCT, patients were randomized prior to informed consent. The participants that declined remained in an observational cohort. Patients in the acupuncture groups were treated in 8-12 sessions over 12 weeks. Pain and function wer...

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