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Synopsis: 134 patients with symptomatic knee OA, scheduled for total knee arthroplasty, were randomized to the use of either minimally invasive instruments or a standard approach for the TKA procedure.The aim of the study was to compare the clinical outcomes of these two techniques.At 1 year, the minimally invasive surgical technique was not found to provide any substantial benefit, in terms of radiographic results, range of motion, function scores, visual analog pain scores, and activities of daily living, over the conventional approach. It, however, had... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 416 patients with wrist fracture (427 fractures) were randomized to receive treatment of Vitamin C (either 200, 500 or 1500mg daily) or a placebo. The results indicated that the use of Vitamin C with a daily dose of 500mg for 50 days after a wrist fracture, was the most successful in preventing the development of complex regional pain syndrome. Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 47 patients scheduled for bilateral simultaneous total knee arthroplasties were randomized for the side to receive an all-polyethylene tibial component or a modular metal-backed tibial component. Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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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 times and hospital stays were reported in the mini incision group, but these differences were not significant. Adverse events, revision,... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 120 patients requiring metal on metal hip resurfacing were randomized to receive a cemented femoral component or a cementless femoral component in order to determine the effect cement on femoral neck bone mineral density.The results of the study indicate that both cemented and cementless femoral components result in increased bone mineral density over the 1 year follow-up period. Compared with a... Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 26 articles (12,500 TKAs with 231 revisions) were identified to compare the clinical outcomes (revision rates and clinical functioning) of metal- backed and all-polyethylene tibial component in primary TKAs. Results indicated that there were no differences in revision rates or outcome scores between the two components, except for higher migration of the metal-backed components and less migration of all-polyethylene components. Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 12 studies, outlining 1798 patients who underwent primary total knee arthroplasty, were used in this analysis investigating long-term durability and functionality of tibial implants.The implants of focus were all-polyethylene and metal-backed. The results indicated... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 40 patients scheduled to undergo total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to receive adjunctive treatment with autologous platelet gel (APG) or no adjunctive treatment (control) to investigate haemostatic, healing and functional benefits.Throughout the hospital stay, APG use resulted in smaller haematomas, less pain on 3rd day, no wound healing complications, and shorter hospital stay. The findings, however,... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 351 patients with a meniscus tear and knee osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to either undergo arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) followed by a physical therapy program or physical therapy alone, in order to compare clinical and functional outcomes. Following treatment over a 12 month period, all patients improved similarly in WOMAC physical-function score, KOOS pain score, and SF-36 physical-activity score. Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 24 children, age 16 or younger, with displaced unstable diaphyseal both-bone forearm fractures were randomized into one of two treatment groups to compare the effectiveness of single bone or both-bone intramedullary fixation. The results demonstrated no difference in median limitation of pronation/supination between the groups, but did show an increased chance of fracture re-displacement and post-operative complications in children undergoing single-bone fixation (9 months after treatment). Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT