COMPARISON OF CLASS IV LASER THERAPY AND PHONOPHORESIS IN PATIENTS WITH MEDIAL TIBIOFEMORAL JOINT OSTEOARTHRITIS: A RANDOMIZED CROSSOVER TRIAL.
The objective of the study is to see the comparative effect of Class IV Laser Therapy and Phonophoresis in Patients with Medial Tibiofemoral Joint osteoarthritis to reduce pain and improve the quality of life. Numeric pain rating scale is the Primary outcome measure used fir the assessment of the pain and Western Ontario and Mc-Master Universities Osteoarthritis Index is used to assess the quality of life. The intervention time is of 4 weeks with one week of washout period in between. There are two groups in group 1 Class IV Laser Therapy is given along with the conventional Physiotherapy and in group 2 Phonophoresis is given along with the conventional physiotherapy. Pre and Post intervention assessment was taken.