Onda corta para el dolor musculoesquelético. Revisión sistemática

Translated title of the contribution: Short-wave for musculoskeletal pain: Systematic review

H. E. Gutiérrez, P. M. González, R. H. Gellona

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Shortwave is a type of electromagnetic radiation whose frequency band commonly used is 27.12 MHz with a wavelength of 11.6 m, is a one of the most commonly used by physiotherapists for pain management of musculoskeletal origin, will be a synthesis of evidence through a systematic review of randomized controlled clinical trials. Objetive: To determine whether there is scientific evidence to support the analgesic effectiveness of shortwave therapy in musculoskeletal pathologies source. Search strategy: We included in the search for randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and controlled clinical trials (CCTs), the databases used were MEDLINE, CINAHL, Central, PEDro, and LILACS. Results: 26 studies that met our eligibility criteria. Conclusions: There is moderate evidence that the short and long term PSW to high and low doses reduce pain and improve function; and the CSW to add an exercise program an education does not reduce pain or analgesic consumption reduced in patients with knee OA; there is moderate evidence that shortterm CSW adding to NSAID and exercise program produces a decrease in pain in patients with chronic low back pain.

Translated title of the contributionShort-wave for musculoskeletal pain: Systematic review
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)230-262
Number of pages33
JournalRevista de la Sociedad Espanola del Dolor
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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