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Synopsis: 22 residents were included in this crossover study, where they performed internal fixation of the ulna using both, the Sawbones simulator, and a newly developed virtual simulator to compare the validity of the two devices. Residents performance was assessed using a checklist and a global rating scale (GRS) in accordance with the Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skill (OSATS) format along with the time to completion. For the Sawbones Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: Two hundred and thirty three patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to either thermal or non-thermal rehabilitation, so that the clinical effects of the two treatments could be compared. The primary outcome of interest was VAS pain score at 12 months. On day 21, Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 90 patients with symptomatic chronic patellar dislocations or instability were randomized to undergo medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction (MPFL) using either the C-graft technique or the Y-graft technique to observe differences in clinical outcomes at a 2-year follow-up. Results indicated that Lysholm and Kujala scores were significantly better in the Y-graft group compared to the C-graft group at 2 years, however, the differences were below the minimally clinically important difference. In addition, there Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: Eleven randomized controlled trials (n=1053) comparing uncemented and cemented total knee replacements (TKR) were included in this analysis. Due to a large amount of heterogeneity amongst studies, the data was not poolable. Generally speaking, this Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
Synopsis: 4 randomized controlled trials and 1 quasi-randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of fusion in conjunction with posterior pedicle screw fixation in the treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures were included in this meta-analysis. The purpose of this review was to determine if additional spinal fusion was advantageous over nonfusion. The pooled data Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
Synopsis: 200 patients undergoing total knee replacement (without patellar resurfacing) for degenerative joint disease were randomized to a procedure with or without circumpatellar electrocautery to determine its effect on anterior knee pain and function. Oxford knee and VAS pain scores were recorded over a 12 month period. The results indicated Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 115 patients (90 followed up included in this secondary follow-up) were randomized to receive computer assisted or conventional total knee arthroplasty (TKA). At 6 weeks, there was a significantly greater proportion of patients in the computer assisted group who had a coronal alignment within 3 degrees of neutral compared to those who received conventional TKA. At 5 years, Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 53 patients, >18 years of age presenting with acute unilateral scaphoid fractures, were randomized to conservative treatment with pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) stimulation or a placebo treatment to determine whether PEMF accelerated union rate. Outcomes measured at 4, 6, 9, 12, 24 and 52 weeks indicated that there were no differences between PEMF and placebo groups in the time to radiological union. At 6 weeks Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: This meta-analysis identified 20 randomized or quasi randomized controlled trials that compared single mini incision total hip replacement to standard total hip replacement in patients requiring surgery for arthritis. The results from pooled data indicated that there were few differences between these approaches. Slightly shorter operative Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
Synopsis: 50 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty were included in this trial to determine the effect of tourniquet use on implant migration. Patients were randomized to undergo cemented total knee arthroplasty with or without the use of a tourniquet. The results of Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
Synopsis: 4264 patients who had recently suffered a major osteoporotic fracture were randomized to receive one of two mail-based interventions: a letter addressed to their primary care physician, or a letter addressed to both the patient and their primary care physician, which contained general information on the treatment of osteoporosis and the reasons behind its effectiveness. The purpose of this study was to determine if these inexpensive interventions proved to be cost-effective over a lifetime. Results indicated that Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: Nine randomized controlled trials examining the effects of either platelet-rich plasma (PRP), autologous blood injections, sclerosing agents, protease inhibitors, deproteinized hemodialystate, corticosteroids or prolotherapy in the treatment of non-insertional Achilles tendinosis were selected for this review. The purpose of this review was to summarize the effectiveness of various injectable treatments in the management of non-insertional Achilles tendinosis. Results indicated that Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis