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Shahimoridi D, Mollahossini M, Eghbali M, Khajepour M, Sheikh Fathollahi M. Comparing the Effects of Electroacupunture, Low Level Laser and Celecoxib Tablet on Treatment of the Knee Joint Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Single-Blinded Clinical Trial. JRUMS. 2018; 16 (9) :819-834
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-3863-en.html
Academic Member Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (274 Views)
Background and Objectives: Knee is affected by  osteoarthritis more than any other joints. The cause of this disease is degeneration changes that occur gradually. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of Electroacupunture (EA), Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) ,and Celecoxib Tablet (CT) on treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
Materials and Methods: This randomized single-blinded clinical trial was performed in Fatemieh Physiotherapy Clinic of Rafsanjan during 2016-2017. Sixty patients conflicted to osteoarthritis of knee were randomly divided into three equal groups (each group with  20 samples) . The first, second ,and third groups received EA, LLLT .and CT, respectively during 10 sessions. Intensity of pain, movement, and the time of 6 Minute Walking Test (6MWT)were assessed during the first, fifth, and tenth sessions and 1 month after the end of treatments. Pain intensity, movements ,and the time of 6MWT were evaluated by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), goniameter ,and chronometer, respectively. Data were analyzed using two-way repeated measures ANOVA followed by Tukey’s multiple comparisons test and chi-square test.
Results: The findings showed that 10 sessions of EA was  more effective than LLLT and CT in reduction of pain in  knee osteoarthritis (p<0.001). Also in relation to knee joint movements, EA was more effective than LLLT and CT in  this joint (p<0.001). The finding of this study showed that EA was  more effective than LLLT and CT in increasing the  time of 6MWT (p<0.001).
Conclusion: According to this study, it seems that during 10 sessions, EA might be more effective than LLLT and CT in reducing  pain, improving  movement ,and increasing the time of 6MWT inknee osteoarthritis.
Key words: Electroacupunture, Low Level Laser, knee osteoarthritis, Celecoxib Tablet
 
Funding: This research was funded by Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences.
Conflict of interest: None declared.
Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences approved this study.
 
How to cite this article: Shahimoridi D, Mollahossini M, Eghbali M, Khajepour M, Sheikh Fathollahi M. Comparing the Effects of Electroacupunture, Low Level Laser and Celecoxib Tablet on Treatment of the Knee Joint Osteoarthritis. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2017; 16(9): 819-34. [Farsi]
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2017/06/15 | Accepted: 2017/12/10 | Published: 2018/01/21

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