Loading...
To focus on specific sub specialties check/uncheck boxes on left
67%
33%
Displaying
100%
33%
Synopsis: 27 randomized and quasi-randomized trials that investigated safety outcomes in patients undergoing either endoscopic or open carpal tunnel release for carpal tunnel syndrome were included in this meta-analysis.The study was conducted to determine whether earlier concerns regarding the safety of endoscopic release in comparison to an open approach were still applicable presently.The study found that previous drawbacks of an endoscopic release such as high reoccurrence and reoperation rates have been gradually lessened to where they are now comparable with rates in an open approach.Total and major complications are also comparable between groups, whereas minor occurrences were significantly less frequent following endoscopic release. Return to activity... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis
33%
Synopsis: 50 patients with chronic, nonspecific neck pain were randomized to an 8-week exercise program of either craniocervical flexion exercises or isometric neck exercises.Patients were assessed at 4 and 8 weeks after enrollment for outcomes of pain on a visual analog scale (VAS), the Neck Disability Index (NDI), and cervical range of motion in flexion-extension, lateral flexion, and rotation.Results demonstrated significant within-group improvement after 4 and 8 weeks in both groups for all of the above measures. The group treated... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
33%
Synopsis: 39 patients with distal radius fractures undergoing open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with a volar locking plate were randomized to receive 2 weeks of post-operative immobilization with a plaster splint or no immobilization.The primary outcome of interest was pain as measured on a Visual Analog Scale.Secondary outcomes included tramadol (opioid) use, DASH score, range of motion (wrist flexion-extension; forearm rotation), patient satisfaction, wrist edema and incidence of complications.Follow up was performed up to 6 months. The results from... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
  • «
  • 1
  • »