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Neuromuscular electrical stimulation, laser therapy, and their combined use for knee OA

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February 2016

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation, laser therapy, and their combined use for knee OA

Vol: 5| Issue: 2| Number:54| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and low-level laser therapy on the muscle architecture and functional capacity in elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial

Clin Rehabil. 2015 Jun;29(6):570-80.

Contributing Authors:
O Melo Mde KD Pompeo GA Brodt BM Baroni DP da Silva Junior MA Vaz

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45 patients were randomized to receive either neuromuscular electrical stimulation, low-level laser therapy, or both for an 8 week treatment period. The goal of this study was to determine the effects of the combination of interventions for knee osteoarthritis on muscle architecture, as well as pain and functional capacity in elderly women. Results demonstrated significant within-group effects of ...

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