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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 235817, 8 pages
Research Article

Ultrasound-Guided Miniscalpel-Needle Release versus Dry Needling for Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

1Department of Pain Management, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1630 Dongfang Road, Shanghai 200127, China
2Department of Anesthesiology, Shanghai Jiading Central Hospital, Shanghai 201800, China
3Department of Anesthesiology, Shanghai First Rehabilitation Hospital, Shanghai 200090, China
4Department of Pain Management, Shanghai Jiading Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201800, China
5Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
6Department of Anesthesiology, Tongren Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200336, China

Received 22 April 2014; Revised 5 September 2014; Accepted 9 September 2014; Published 16 October 2014

Academic Editor: Lixing Lao

Copyright © 2014 Yongjun Zheng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Supplementary Figure 1. A. A schematic diagram of a miniscalpel-needle (MSN). B. A photohragph of a MSN. C. The high-frequency liner array transducer (upper) and disposal sterilizing medical ultrasonic coupling agent (subjacent). D. Ultrasound device.

Supplementary Figure 2. A. The procedure of UG-MSN release. B. The procedure of UG-DN.

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