Physical Therapy Interventions for Knee Pain Secondary to Osteoarthritis

@article{Wang2012PhysicalTI,
  title={Physical Therapy Interventions for Knee Pain Secondary to Osteoarthritis},
  author={Shih-Yi Wang and Becky J. Olson-Kellogg and Tatyana A. Shamliyan and Jae-Young Choi and Rema Ramakrishnan and Robert Kane},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={157},
  pages={632 - 644}
}
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of disability. [] Key MethodDATA SOURCES MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database, Scirus, Allied and Complementary Medicine, and the Health and Psychosocial Instruments bibliography database. STUDY SELECTION 193 randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) published in English from 1970 to 29 February 2012. DATA EXTRACTION Means of outcomes, PT interventions, and risk of bias were extracted to pool standardized mean differences…
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