Evaluation reports aim to give objective information and guidance on medicines and medical devices to commissioners of health services, prescribers and others. They include efficacy, adverse effects, place in treatment and arrangements for prescribing.

ActiPatch® (BioElectronics) is a wearable pulsed shortwave therapy device for the management of localised musculoskeletal pain (sometimes referred to as pulsed electromagnetic field therapy – PEMF). The device is placed directly over the source of pain and held in place with wraps, adhesives, bandages or clothing, and can be used for up to 24 hours per day.

This review is older than 18 months; in view of the continued emergence of new evidence, readers are recommended to re-check the biomedical literature.