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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   10

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2017

Pages :   641-644

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Electromagnetic fields for the treatment of osteoarthritis: A review of potential clinical applications



Address:   Ali Yadollahpour1,3, Samaneh Rashidi2,3*
1Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
2Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
3Bioelectromagnetic Clinic, Imam Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00122.6

ABSTRACT:
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disorder of the musculoskeletal system and a major burden on healthcare systems worldwide. Different modalities have been developed for the treatment and management of OA. In recent years, electromagnetic fields (EMFs) have shown positive therapeutic effects in this disorder. Several studies have investigated the effectiveness of different EMFs for the treatment of OA with controversial but promising outcomes. This study aims to comprehensively review the recent advances in applications of EMFs for the treatment of OA as alternative or adjunctive treatment. In addition, the mechanisms of action of EMFs in exerting therapeutic outcomes as well as clinical perspectives are discussed.
KEYWORDS:
Osteoarthritis, Electromagnetic Fields, Treatment, Clinical Applications, Mechanism of Action.
Cite:
Ali Yadollahpour, Samaneh Rashidi. Electromagnetic fields for the treatment of osteoarthritis: A review of potential clinical applications. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2017; 10(2): 641-644.
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