Acupuncture for the treatment of pain of osteoarthritic knees.

  title={Acupuncture for the treatment of pain of osteoarthritic knees.},
  author={W Takeda and J. N. Wessel},
  journal={Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association},
  volume={7 3},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether acupuncture was more effective than sham acupuncture in the reduction of pain in persons with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. METHODS Forty subjects (20 men, 20 women) with radiographic evidence of OA of the knee were stratified by gender and randomly assigned to either the experimental (real acupuncture) or control (sham acupuncture) groups. Subjects were treated three times per week for 3 weeks and evaluated at three test… CONTINUE READING

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