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2020 Nov 07

Pain Med



Therapeutic Ultrasound for Chronic Pain Management in Joints: A Systematic Review.


Aiyer R, Noori SA, Chang K-V, Jung B, Rasheed A, Bansal N, Ottestad E, Gulati A
Pain Med. 2020 Nov 07; 21(7):1437-1448.
PMID: 31095336.


Treatments for joint pain and dysfunction focus on restoration of joint motion, improvement in pain and a return to the previous level of the patient's daily activity. Therapeutic ultrasound is a noninvasive modality widely utilized in the management of musculoskeletal disorders. The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic ultrasound in the management of patients with knee, shoulder and hip pain.