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Synopsis: 144 patients with primary complete Achilles tendon rupture were randomized to be treated with either a surgical repair and accelerated functional rehabilitation or with only the accelerated functional rehabilitation. Over the course Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 54 patients requiring major foot and ankle surgery were randomized to be treated with continuous infusion of local anesthesia or saline placebo after the initial bolus popliteal block for post-operative pain management. After 72 hours Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 54 patients of a broad age range with chronic Achilles tendinopathy were randomized to receive either a platelet-rich plasma injection or saline (placebo). The results of 1 year follow-up indicated that both groups displayed no significant differences in Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment-Achilles scores or ultrasonographic tendon structure. Additionally, majority of Read More »
Level 1 RCT
Synopsis: 50 patients with chronic recalcitrant insertional Achilles tendinopathy with failure of prior non-operative management were randomized to undergo management with eccentric loading or repetitive low-energy shock wave therapy for 12 weeks. At 1 year, the group that received shock wave therapy showed significantly better results than the group treated with eccentric loading, in pain reduction and improvement of VISA-A Scores. The improved results Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 36 patients with ankle sprains were randomized to receive a treatment using an elastic compression stocking or a standard treatment with Tubigrip tubular bandage. The primary outcome measure was the difference in health-related quality of life (QoL) between the two groups. Results indicated that Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: This meta-analysis identified 10 studies (891 patients) that assessed the use of surgical treatment versus nonsurgical treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACF). The results indicated that surgical treatment was significantly better at recovering the Bohler angle and produced a more stable calcaneal height and width. Also, fewer surgical Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
Synopsis: 32 patients (25 at last follow-up) with acute tarsometatarsal joint fractures or fracture dislocations were randomized to receive primary arthrodesis (PA) or primary open reduction and internal fixation (PORIF). This study evaluated whether the PA procedure produced improved functional outcomes and fewer secondary surgeries. The results at Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 44 patients (50 feet) undergoing elective planned surgical procedures on their feet were randomized to receive a preoperative bath with chlorhexidine gluconate in combination with povidoneiodine treatment or povidoneiodine treatment alone. This study assessed the efficacy of a preoperative foot bath in comparison to a control group. The results from Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 50 patients undergoing forefoot surgery were randomized to receive forefoot preparation with either povidine-iodine (1%) with isopropyl alcohol (23%) with/without scrub or chlorhexidine gluconate (0.5%) with isopropyl alcohol (70%) with/without scrub. This study assessed the ability of two commonly used pre-operative bath solutions to reduce bacterial cultures on the forefoot. The results from Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT