Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich Rövid összefoglaló This crossover designed study evaluates the osteoarthritis treatment of microcurrent therapy on knee osteoarthritis. Ín a previous study patients were randomized into four different groups.
Group 1 and 2 both received microcurrent therapy, but with different freqency and intensity parameters. Group 3 received treatment with the microcurrent treatment apparatus without current sham. In the following, osteoarthritis treatment study the controll group as well as the sham group will receive the microcurrent therapy verum.
Részletes leírás The objective of the previous randomized, controlled pilot study was to evaluate the effect of microcurrent therapy on pain and physical function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. The secondary objective was to compare the effects of different currents. After a wash-out-phase we are now trying to evaluate and possibly confirm the positive effect of the previous trial.
Therefore the control - and sham group from the previous study will now receive microcurrent therapy of apparatus A. The whole procedure Number of session, osteoarthritis treatment of the treatments, main outcome measurements, secondary outcome measurements of the following study is identical with the previous pilot study.
Assessments four the group will be at the first day of treatment T1 and at the end of Treatment T2. Átfogó állapot.