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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: Three randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis which evaluated the effect of balance training on fall incidence, functional balance (Berg Balance Scale), and functional performance (Timed Up and Go test) in individuals with osteoporosis.Pooled analysis on fall incidence demonstrated a significantly lower incidence among individuals who participated in balance training compared to individuals who continued activities as usual. No significant differences... Read More »
Level 2 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: 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: 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
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Synopsis: 664 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to either topical tranexamic acid or intravenous tranexamic acid.Patients were assessed for total blood loss, postoperative blood loss, and the incidence of transfusion. Results demonstrated that... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Eight randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis which compared functional outcome and knee laxity measures between soft-tissues allografts and hamstring tendon autografts in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.Significantly poorer results were observed for allografts versus hamstring autografts in pooled analyses of IKDC subjective score, Tegner activity scale, and instrumented anteroposterior knee laxity. No significant differences... Read More »
Level 1 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
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Synopsis: Four randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis which compared the outcomes of intravenous dexamethasone and placebo/control for pain control after total knee arthroplasty. Pooled analysis of pain scores and narcotic consumption significantly favoured intravenous dexamethasone groups from 12-48 hours postoperatively. Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis