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EFFICIENCY OF RUNNING PULSED MAGNETIC FIELD IN PATIENTS WITH KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS: A CLINICAL AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

R. A. BODROVA, YU. YU. BYALOVSKIY, A. V IVANOV., N. E. LARINSKIY 1 -KAZANSKAYA STATE MEDICAL ACADEMY, KAZAN, RUSSIA 2 -RYAZAN STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, RYAZAN, RUSSIA 3 -ELATOMSKY INSTRUMENT FACTORY, ELATMA, RUSSIA 4 -SANATORY «SOLOTCHA», RYAZAN, RUSSIA
A randomized double-blind placebo- controlled study of a clinical-economic effectiveness of magnetotherapy for gonarthrosis treatment was conducted for the first time in the Russian Federation. This study showed that there is an economic efficiency to use magnetotherapy together with the common treatment. While analyzing the cost-effectiveness of the treatment of severe and moderate disorders of patients’ life quality with gonarthrosis, accompanied by pain and discomfort, it was found, that to achieve the effect in the study group, it was spent 13 417 rubles, in comparison to 25 956 rubles in the control group to achieve same results. These amounts should be spent for one patient in one group and one patient in another group. Magnetic therapy has a significant effect on the pain and discomfort. This method is shown to improve the life quality of patients with gonarthrosissignificantly.
Keywords: 
gonarthrosis, magnetotherapy, clinical-economic effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, quality of life.