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Synopsis: 82 patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis were randomized to either treatment with a topical flaxseed oil preparation or to placebo.Patients were to apply allocated treatment three times daily for 6 weeks.The outcome measure was the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS). Improvement in each... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 80 patients with plantar fasciitis were randomized to local injection of either platelet-rich plasma or corticosteroid (methylprednisolone).Patients were assessed for pain and functional scores at 1, 3, and 6 months after injection. Results demonstrated no... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 133 patients with a distal radius fracture scheduled for open reduction and internal fixation with a volar plate were randomized to a postoperative immobilization period or either 1 week, 3 weeks, or 6 weeks.Primary outcomes included wrist function, pain, and range of motion in wrist extension and forearm supination.Follow-up was performed at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 26 weeks postoperatively.Results demonstrated significantly better results related to the Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation, visual analog scales for pain, and active range of wrist extension at 6 weeks for patients allocated to immobilization for only 1 or 3 weeks as compared to patients allocated to immobilization for 6 weeks.Differences between the three groups for results at 12 and 26 weeks were not statistically significant. Loss of fracture... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Seven studies were included in this meta-analysis which aimed to determine the effect of the application of platelet-rich products (PRP) in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.Pooled analyses of functional outcome measurements indicated no beneficial effect of PRP at a minimum of 12 months postoperatively, and overall no decrease in retear rate. However, an analysis... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 78 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to aerobic exercise via either treadmill exercise, cycle ergometer exercise, or arm ergometer exercise.In addition to randomized treatment, all patients also performed resistance exercises and stretching exercises for 8 weeks.Outcomes were assessed before and after the 8-week programs.All three groups demonstrated significant improvements over time.Group differences were observed for change in the Timed Up and Go test, pain on a visual analog scale, and the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) sport/rec scale.Differences were specifically between the treadmill exercise group and the arm ergometer group. Change in the... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 8 randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review to determine the effect of balance and proprioceptive training on outcomes following total knee and hip arthroplasty.Both studies that assessed preoperative and postoperative training programs were included.The results of this meta-analysis indicated that prehabilitation with balance and proprioception training exercises in total knee and total hip arthroplasty had little impact on the improvement of postoperative outcomes. In contrast, postoperative... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 48 patients with Achilles tendinpathy were randomized to intratendinous injection of either polidocanol or lidocaine.The purpose of this study was to determine if polidocanol had a significant, positive effect on walking pain and disease-related function after 3 or 6 months compared to lidocaine.Results for pain during walking demonstrated no significant differences between groups.Two of five scales for the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS) demonstrated a significant difference at 3 months, though significance was lost at 6 months. Additional, no significant... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
2%
Synopsis: 97 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to postoperative cryotherapy through either a cold-compression system (cTreatment; Waegener) or standard cold packs.Patients were assessed at 2, 4, and 6 days postoperatively for primary outcomes of knee circumference and knee range of motion. Results after 6... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 6 randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review to determine if the addition of hydrodilatation to a corticosteroid injection provides an improvement in pain-free range of motion and pain relief in patients with adhesive capsulitis.The results of this systematic review indicated that for range of motion results at 4-6 weeks, one of three studies reported a significant difference in favour of the hydrodilatation group, at 8-12 weeks, two of four studies reported a significant difference in favour of the hydrodilatation group, and at 16-24 weeks, neither of two studies reported a significant difference in favour of the hydrodilatation group. The available evidence... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 Meta Analysis
1%
Synopsis: 9 studies (8 RCTs, 1 controlled clinical trial) were selected for a systematic review of elderly patients with a proximal humerus fracture.The goal of this study was to determine whether surgical or nonoperative treatment is the optimal intervention in patients over the age of 60.Operative treatments identified in the included trials were the tension band technique, locking plates, pinning and hemiarthroplasty.The results of this review indicated that many studies did not find a significant difference in functional outcomes when comparing locking plates or tension bands to nonoperative treatment at 1 year.There was a significantly better health-related quality of life and Euroqol-5D in patients that received a hemiarthroplasty compared to the nonoperative group for patients with 4-part fractures.Complications were common in the operative treatment groups. This study highlights... Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis