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The investigators plan to undertake a rigorous multicentre randomised controlled trial, comparing acupuncture on sensitized acupoints with low/non-sensitive points or no acupuncture (waiting-list), to test if acupuncture on sensitized acupoints may result in improved treatment outcomes in patients with Knee osteoarthritis (KOA).The current pilot study aimed to assess the feasibility of performing the definitive randomised controlled trial.

Clinical Trial Description

Patients in the intervention group received acupuncture treatment on the 5 most sensitized points/ acupoints.Patients in the control group received acupuncture treatment on the 5 least /non-sensitized points. All other treatment settings were the same as in the intervention group. ;

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NCT number NCT03008668
Study type Interventional
Source West China Hospital
Status Completed
Phase N/A
Start date October 2016
Completion date March 2017

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