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Meta-analysis Does Not Support Lateral Wedge Insoles for Medial Knee Osteoarthritis

By August 23, 2013

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Researchers assessed the effectiveness of lateral wedge insoles as a treatment for pain associated with medial knee osteoarthritis. A meta-analysis that included 12 randomized clinical trials involving 885 study participants, 502 of whom had received treatment with lateral wedge insoles, was performed.

According to study results published August 21, 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, pooling of the meta-analysis data revealed a statistically significant association between lateral wedge insoles and reduced pain in medial knee osteoarthritis. However, limiting studies to those that used a neutral insole as the control (i.e., comparison) did not reveal a clinically significant result for lateral wedge insoles. Researchers concluded that the findings do not support the use of lateral wedge insoles as a conservative treatment for medial knee osteoarthritis.

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August 28, 2013 at 1:54 pm
(1) Abhijit says:


My wife is suffering from Valgus knee deformity. We consulted a number of doctors. The solution is a ‘Major Operation’ involving a good extent of risk including: Union of bones after surgery, Success and of course a chance of ‘Infection’. The doctors even suggested surgery should be considered as the last option. Unfortunately, our son now 14 yrs is a patient of Cerebral Palsy.

So, could you please suggest some exercise for Valgus deformity in Left knee.

Thanks and regards.

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