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Therapeutic ultrasound and effectiveness in knee osteoarthritis

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Author(s): Emine Ganidagli | Rengin Guzel

Journal: Arsiv Kaynak Tarama Dergisi
ISSN 1300-3755

Volume: 22;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 170;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Therapeutic ultrasound | physical therapy | osteoarthritis

ABSTRACT
In Turkey, ultrasound is one of the most commonly used methods for physical therapy of knee osteoarthritis. Therapeutic ultrasound affects the cells and tissues by thermal and nonthermal ways. As well as being used as an agent for deep heating, it has effects like stimulation of tissue regeneration, soft tissue repair, regulation of blood flow in chronic ischemic tissues, protein synthesis and bone repair.In this manuscript, detailed technical information on ultrasound is given and studies on knee osteoarthritis in recent years are reviewed. [Archives Medical Review Journal 2013; 22(2.000): 170-183]
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