LASER ACUPUNCTURE IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KNEE PAIN
Grant number: 566783 | Funding period: 2009 - 2013
Chronic knee pain is a common and disabling musculoskeletal condition that causes a loss of functional independence and results in significant health care costs. In the majority of patients the most common cause is osteoarthritis. Acupuncture is a form of non-surgical treatment commonly sought by patients and often recommended by GP's. The main outcomes from our project are to establish the role, clinical effectiveness and cost benefit of laser and needle acupuncture in knee pain patients.
Related publications (2)
Acupuncture for Chronic Knee Pain A Randomized Clinical Trial
Rana S Hinman, Paul McCrory, Marie Pirotta, Ian Relf, Andrew Forbes, Kay M Crossley, Elizabeth Williamson, Mary Kyriakides, Kitty Novy, Ben R Metcalf, Anthony Harris, Prasuna Reddy, Philip G Conaghan, Kim L Bennell
IMPORTANCE: There is debate about benefits of acupuncture for knee pain. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of laser and needle ..
Efficacy of acupuncture for chronic knee pain: protocol for a randomised controlled trial using a Zelen design
Rana S Hinman, Paul McCrory, Marie Pirotta, Ian Relf, Kay M Crossley, Prasuna Reddy, Andrew Forbes, Anthony Harris, Ben R Metcalf, Mary Kyriakides, Kitty Novy, Kim L Bennell
BACKGROUND: Chronic knee pain is a common and disabling condition in people over 50 years of age, with knee joint osteoarthritis b..