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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 217-222

Effects Of Joint - Size In Management Of Osteoarthritis With Pulsed Electro - Magnetic Field Therapy

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Kirshna Sankar Ganguly

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The results of application of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) therapy on 48 Osteo-Arthritis (OA) patients are described in the paper. The patients underwent various treatment-modalities prior to this therapy without any steady improvement. Patients showed considerable improvement at the end of the PEMF therapy with minimum deteriorations at five-year follow-up. Differential progress characteristics of improvements in relation to big and small joints are also presented. These are analysed in the light of OA- pathology, to focus on the possible effects of PEMF on the physiological processes.

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