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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: 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: 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: Four studies were included in this meta-analysis which compared outcomes of rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty between telerehabilitation and standard, face-to-face rehabilitation methods.In pooled analyses, change in patient-reported function, postoperative range of motion in extension, and postoperative quadriceps strength were reported to significantly favour telerehabilitation over face-to-face rehabilitation. No significant differences... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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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: 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: 19 patients who demonstrated mechanical deficit between 6-48 months post-anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were randomized to 8-week programs of either body weight-supported, high repetition jump training or standard body weight jump training.Patients were assessed at 4, 8, and 16 weeks for clinical scores, functional performance in a single-legged hop distance task, kinematic and kinetic parameters during a single-legged landing task, and knee joint effusion rate. The only significant... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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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
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Synopsis: 65 patients with subacromial impingement syndrome were randomized to either active interferential current therapy or sham interferential current therapy.All patients were also administered exercise therapy, cryotherapy, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy.The treatment period was two weeks, after which patients were assessed for pain, function, and disability measures.Follow-up was also performed at 1 month after the completion of treatment. Results demonstrated no... Read More »
Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: Seven randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review which compared outcomes after matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) between groups of patients allocated to weight-bearing by 6 weeks, groups of patients allocated to weight-bearing by 8 weeks, and groups of patients allocated to weight-bearing by 10-11 weeks. Qualitatively, similar changes in pain and functional measures were observed among protocols, and studies demonstrated significant improvement in these measures from preoperatively to final follow-up. There were no... Read More »
Author verified Level 3 Meta Analysis