Acupotomy for nerve entrapment syndrome

Yifeng Shen, Ting Li, Tao Cai, Juan Zhong, Jing Guo, Huarui Shen
2019 Medicine  
Acupotomy has been widely used to treat nerve entrapment syndrome. But its efficiency has not been scientifically and methodically evaluated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the acupotomy treatment in patients with nerve entrapment syndrome. Fifteen databases will be searched from inception to Dec 2019. We will include randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing acupotomy for nerve entrapment syndrome. All RCTs on acupotomy or related interventions will be
more » ... ded. Study inclusion, data extraction and quality assessment will be performed independently by 2 reviewers. Assessment of risk of bias and data synthesis will be performed using RevMan 5.3 software. Cochrane criteria for risk-of-bias will be used to assess the methodological quality of the trials. This study will provide a high-quality synthesis of pain VAS and functional disability or the quality of life, the success treatment rate, the recurrent rate and the complications rate to assess the effectiveness and safety of acupotomy for nerve entrapment syndrome patients. This systematic review will provide evidence to judge whether acupotomy is an effective intervention for patients with nerve entrapment syndrome. CRD42018109086.
doi:10.1097/md.0000000000018327 pmid:31852126 pmcid:PMC6922462 fatcat:prx5notcurfnjf2czcqskelqte