New York State Medical Treatment Guidelines for Acupuncture for knee injury in workers compensation patients

The guidelines provided by the New York State Workers Compensation Board offer general principles for utilizing acupuncture in the treatment of knee injuries. These directives aim to assist healthcare professionals in determining appropriate strategies for incorporating acupuncture as part of a comprehensive care plan for individuals with knee injuries.

Healthcare practitioners specializing in the use of acupuncture for knee injuries can rely on the guidance from the Workers Compensation Board to make well-informed decisions about the most suitable approaches for integrating acupuncture into the treatment of knee injuries in their patients.

It is crucial to emphasize that these guidelines are not intended to replace clinical judgment or professional expertise. The ultimate decision regarding the use of acupuncture for knee injuries should involve collaboration between the patient and their healthcare provider.


Acupuncture for knee injury


Recommended for specific patients as a complementary measure to expedite the restoration of functional activity in conjunction with physical rehabilitation and/or surgical intervention.
Indications encompass joint pain, joint stiffness, soft tissue pain and inflammation, paresthesia, post-surgical pain relief, muscle spasm, and scar tissue pain.

Typically administered one to three times weekly, with a total of three to six sessions required for efficacy, and a maximum of ten treatments as clinically warranted.

Total time frames for Acupuncture and Acupuncture with Electrical Stimulation are not intended for individual application to the aforementioned sections. Instead, they are to be applied universally to all acupuncture treatments, irrespective of the provided therapies or their combinations.

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