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Electromagnetic fields for treating osteoarthritis

  1. Shasha Li1,
  2. Bo Yu2,
  3. Dong Zhou3,
  4. Chengqi He1,*,
  5. Qi Zhuo4,
  6. Jennifer M Hulme5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group

Published Online: 14 DEC 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 3 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003523.pub2


How to Cite

Li S, Yu B, Zhou D, He C, Zhuo Q, Hulme JM. Electromagnetic fields for treating osteoarthritis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD003523. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003523.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

  2. 2

    Sichuan Provincial Hospital for Women and Children, Department of Paediatrics, Chengdu, China

  3. 3

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Department of Neurology, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  4. 4

    Chinese PLA General Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Beijing, China

  5. 5

    McGill University School of Medicine, Class of 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

*Chengqi He, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No.37 Guo-xue-xiang Street, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, 610041, China. chengqi.he623477@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 14 DEC 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. 'Risk of bias' graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. 'Risk of bias' summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Electromagnetic fields versus placebo for osteoarthritis, Outcome 1 Pain.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Electromagnetic fields versus placebo for osteoarthritis, Outcome 2 Physical function.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Electromagnetic fields versus placebo for osteoarthritis, Outcome 3 Quality of life.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Electromagnetic fields versus placebo for osteoarthritis, Outcome 4 Number of patients experiencing any adverse event.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Electromagnetic fields versus placebo for osteoarthritis, Outcome 5 Number of patients who withdrew because of adverse events.