A systematic review investigating the efficacy of laterally wedged insoles for medial knee osteoarthritis

@article{Penny2013ASR,
  title={A systematic review investigating the efficacy of laterally wedged insoles for medial knee osteoarthritis},
  author={Phillip Penny and J. Geere and Toby O. Smith},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2013},
  volume={33},
  pages={2529-2538}
}
A conservative management strategy for knee osteoarthritis is the lateral wedge insole (LWI). The theoretical basis for this intervention is to correct tibiofemoral malalignment, thereby reducing pain and optimising function. This systematic review evaluates the evidence on the effectiveness and safety of LWI for the treatment for knee osteoarthritis. A systematic review was performed, searching published (MEDLINE, AMED, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Library) and unpublished literature from their… 
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