Pulsed electromagnetic energy treatment offers no clinical benefit in reducing the pain of knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review

Christopher James McCarthy , Michael James Callaghan, Jacqueline Anne Oldham.

This article is a systamatic review of five randomised controlled trials that compare pulsed electromagnetic field therapy and placebo in the rehabilitation of knee osteoarthritis.  The article concludes that it provides further evidence that PEMF has little value in the management of knee osteoarthritis. There appears to be clear evidence for the recommendation that PEMF does not significantly reduce the pain of knee osteoarthritis.

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006, 7:51, online

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