The Effects of the Electro, Heat and Cold -Therapy During Physiotherapy Treatment in Osteoarthritis(OA) of KNEE

2014-08-27 03:14:07 | BioPortfolio


The objective of this clinical trial is to evaluate the pain relief and daily functioning improve, in patients suffering of Osteoarthritis of knee, with HOT/COLD/ Electro therapy during physiotherapy treatment


Prospective randomize trial. The patients with knee pain and osteoarthritis, that were referred to the physiotherapy treatment. The population will randomized separated in trail and control group. The control group will receive before physiotherapy COLD HOT or Electrotherapy treatment depends on the patient and physiotherapy prefer.

The trial group will receive with Elf_Care unit (Hot-Cold & Electrotherapy) during physiotherapy treatment ( 28 minutes twice a week) The protocol treatment includes 28 minutes of cycling cold/hot/cold/hot treatment (2*7 min cold: 10…15 degrees; 2*7 min hot: 39..42 degrees,). During this 28 minutes the patient also receive tolerable intensity Premodulated Interferential current with sweep Beat frequency (3Hz…200Hz), Carrier frequency 5kHz ; Electrodes setup: Thermo Electrode and 2 Regular Electrodes After the treatment the control and trail group will evaluate with 0-10 visual analogue scale VAS, Oxford Knee Score and WOMAC The population will receive treatment twice a week for one month.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care


Knee Pain


Elf care, control group


Meir Medical Center
Kfar Saba




Meir Medical Center

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:07-0400

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