Effect of Biomagnetic Therapy on Gonarthrosis

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : December 25, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 25, 2006
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University of Lausanne Hospitals

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Knee Osteoarthritis Device: Pulsed Signal Therapy (PST) Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double
Study Start Date : June 2002
Study Completion Date : June 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

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 (NCT number): NCT00415662

Lausanne, Switzerland, 1005
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Lausanne Hospitals
Principal Investigator: G Gremion, MD HOSR Identifier: NCT00415662     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HO 07/02
First Posted: December 25, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 25, 2006
Last Verified: December 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases