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Supervised exercise plus acupuncture for moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis: a small randomised controlled trial.

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OBJECTIVES: Although total knee replacement (TKR) is cost effective and successful in most cases, patient-reported outcome measures demonstrate 20% of people remain unsatisfied at 1 year after a technically successful procedure. Our group has previously shown that patients with severe knee osteoarthritis (OA) awaiting surgery can achieve a short-term reduction in symptom severity when treated with acupuncture, and that a trend towards improved walking distance, as a measure of function, is a...

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10.1136/acupmed-2012-010128

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Volume:
30
Issue:
3
Pages:
176-181
Publication date:
2012-09-01
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EISSN:
1759-9873
ISSN:
0964-5284
Source identifiers:
349879
Language:
English
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pubs:349879
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uuid:3c09240a-162a-4da9-b51a-bec15bb1a250
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pubs:349879
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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