Loading...
Visit our Evidence-Based Covid-19 Website and Stay Up to Date with the latest Research.
Author Verified
RCT
ACE Report #7349
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

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

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

Synopsis

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...

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.