The effects of electro-acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on patients with painful osteoarthritic knees: a randomized controlled trial with follow-up evaluation.

@article{Ng2003TheEO,
  title={The effects of electro-acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on patients with painful osteoarthritic knees: a randomized controlled trial with follow-up evaluation.},
  author={M M L Ng and Mason Chin Pang Leung and Dora Poon},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={641-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the relative effectiveness of electro-acupuncture (EA) and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in alleviating osteoarthritic (OA)-induced knee pain. DESIGN Single-blinded, randomized controlled study. SUBJECTS Twenty-four (24) subjects (23 women and 1 man), mean age 85, were recruited from eight subsidized Care & Attention Homes for the elderly. INTERVENTIONS Subjects were randomly assigned to the EA, TENS, or control groups. Subjects in the EA group… CONTINUE READING

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