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Effect of Biomagnetic Therapy on Gonarthrosis

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by:
University of Lausanne Hospitals Identifier:
First received: December 22, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2006
History: No changes posted

In order to assess the effectiveness of biomagnetic therapy (PST) in the treatment of gonarthrosis, we conducted a randomized, double blind controlled clinical trial comparing one group of patients treated with PST and a second group of patients treated with conventional physical therapy.

Condition Intervention
Knee Osteoarthritis
Device: Pulsed Signal Therapy (PST)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind

Further study details as provided by University of Lausanne Hospitals:

Study Start Date: June 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • at least 35 years old
  • local symptoms over a period of at least one-year
  • persistent symptoms despite non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • operative treatment in the last six months
  • intra-articular injection in the last four months
  • rheumatic disease
  • homolateral coxarthrosis
  • malignant disorder
  • body mass index greater than 33%
  • pregnancy
  • inability to understand the visual analog scale
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00415662

Lausanne, Switzerland, 1005
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Lausanne Hospitals
Principal Investigator: G Gremion, MD HOSR
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00415662     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HO 07/02
Study First Received: December 22, 2006
Last Updated: December 22, 2006
Health Authority: Switzerland: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases processed this record on November 24, 2014