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Meta-analysis of acupotomy versus acupuncture for knee osteoarthritsCN

ZHANG Lei;WEI Mubin;LIU Aifeng;First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;

Abstract:[Objective] To evaluate the efficacy of acupotomy for knee osteoarthrits(KOA) by Meta-analysis. [Methods] Randomized controlled trials about acupotomy treating KOA were indexed from CNKI,Wanfang Date,VIP and PubMed from the begining to October2017. The literature was screened and evaluated and Review Manager 5.3 software was used for analysis. [Results] The 9 RCT were included and there were 655 patients in total. Meta-analysis result showed that the effective rate of acupotomy therapy for KOA was higher than acupuncture. [Conclusion] The efficacy of acupotomy in the treatment of KOA was positive. However,because the number of literature included in the study was small,the quality was uneven and the sample size was limited,more perfect experiments need to be designed.
  • Series:

    (E) Medicine & Public Health

  • Subject:

    Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Classification Code:

    R246.9

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