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Wet Needling Techniques in Patient Care: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Published on: August 28, 2018
Project Number: RB1248-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of wet needling techniques in patient care?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding wet needling techniques in patient care?

Key Message

One systematic review, five randomized controlled trials, and three non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of wet needling techniques in patient care. No evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding wet needling techniques in patient care.

Tags

injections, saline solution, hypertonic, trigger points, other miscellaneous topics, Saline, wet needling, trigger point injection, trigger point injections