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Low Level Laser Therapy and Interferential Current in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: Randomized Controlled Trial (NCT02898025)

This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the low level laser therapy and interferential current in 168 patients with knee osteoarthritis
  • Device: Active Interferential Current
    Involves the application of medium frequency alternating currents
    • interferential therapy
    • IFC
  • Device: Active Laser
    Involves the application of low level laser over the knee
    • low level laser therapy
  • Device: Placebo Interferential Current
    It is a sham interferential therapy
    • Device: Placebo Laser
      It is a sham laser therapy
      Ages eligible for Study
      18 Years to 80 Years
      Genders eligible for Study
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers
      Inclusion Criteria:
      • History of osteoarthritis of the knee characterized by pain of mild or moderate intensity
      • Radiographic evidence of grade 2 or 3 osteoarthritis based on the Kellgren and Lawrence radiographic entry criteria
      • Patients with knee osteoarthritis (s) according to the ACR criteria
      • VAS 3 to 8
      • 5 to 12 Lequesne
      • No complaint of pain in other joints of the lower limbs
      • Without neurological and cognitive disorders
      • No loss of sensation in the lower limbs
      • No surgery on the knee (s) in the last 6 months
      • Pain symptoms for at least 6 months
      • No infiltrations (s) knee (s) in the last 4 weeks
      • No use of analgesics 4 hours before treatment
      Exclusion Criteria:
      • Individuals younger than 18 and older than 80 years
      • Complaints from other diseases of the lower limbs, knee prosthesis and / or hip joint instabilities and / or surgery in lower limbs, heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes, coagulation disorders in anticoagulant therapy, pregnant women, fibromyalgia and individuals who can not perform isokinetic test who have difficulty performing the TUG, and those that are experiencing abnormal sensitivity to algometry

      1 locations

      Brazil (1)
      • UNICID
        Not specified
        Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, 03071-000
      31 October, 2015
      23 October, 2017
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