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Synopsis: 105 patients post-total knee arthroplasty were randomized to either the addition hip abductor specific strengthening exercises or general functional exercises to a standard postoperative rehabilitation protocol.Patients were assessed primary for outcome on the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (symptoms, pain, ADL, and QoL scales) and hip abduction strength after 6 and 26 weeks.Results for the primary outcomes demonstrated no significant differences between groups for improvement in any of the outcome measures after 6 and 26 weeks. Results on secondary... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Five randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis which sought to investigate the efficacy of mesenchymal stem cell injections in patients with knee osteoarthritis.Included studies featured various control groups, including placebo injection, hyaluronic acid injection, and no injection, as well as various concomitant treatments, including high tibial osteotomy, microfracture, platelet rich plasma injection and hyaluronic acid injection.Accordingly, clinical heterogeneity was assumed.Data was pooled from 12-24 month time points. Analyses on visual... Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 60 patients with low back pain and lumbar radiculopathy were randomized to a 2-week physiotherapy program with or without the addition of spinal mobilization technique in sessions with physiotherapists.To be enrolled, patients had to have demonstrated a positive response to a trial application of spinal mobilization.Patients were assessed for outcome related to leg pain, back pain, disability and function after 2 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months. Results demonstrated better... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 148 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to ten, 10-minute sessions over two weeks of either simultaneous ultrasound and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or ultrasound alone.Patients were assessed primarily for pain in six separate measures: total pain; pain during walking; pain during stair climbing; pain at night; pain at rest; and pain during weight-bearing. Results in all... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 84 patients with cervical spondylosis were randomized to treatment with either 6 weeks of high-intensity laser therapy or 6 weeks of combined ultrasound and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy.Patients were assessed for outcome on a visual analog scale for pain and the Neck Disability Index at 4 weeks following the completion of treatment. Results demonstrated significant... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 81 patients with cervical radiculopathy (CR) were randomized to receive treatment with either cervical traction, manual therapy and exercise, or a sham version of cervical traction combined with regular manual therapy and exercise.The trial assessed the efficacy of cervical traction treatment for patients suffering from CR, which is currently a common practice. The results from... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 60 patients diagnosed with plantar heel pain were randomized to receive either treatment incorporating soft tissue trigger release therapy (TrP) in combination with a self-stretching program or receive treatment with a self-stretching program alone. The results from this study indicate that the addition of soft tissue trigger point therapy to a self-stretching program provided superior functional and self-reported pain outcomes when compared to treatment of a self-stretching program alone. Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Data from 7 studies (RCTs and Quasi-RCTs), examining 550 patients with chronic recalcitrant plantar fasciitis, was pooled to investigate the safety and efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT).The evidence presented in this meta-analysis and systematic review indicated that low intensity ESWT delivered higher success rates than control treatments. Pain relief was... Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 14 studies, including 8 randomized controlled trials, were included in this meta-analysis which had the purpose of evaluating the prophylactic effects of preventative neuromuscular training in female athletes afflicted with anterior cruciate ligament injuries.The four types of exercise in the training program – balance, proximal control, strength, and plyometrics – were evaluated in subgroup analyses to determine efficacy in terms of number of anterior cruciate ligament injuries incurred during the intervention.The results of this study indicated that strength and proximal control training offered the greatest benefits in terms of preventing injury.However, no significant reduction was seen in the incidence of injuries in patients who engaged in balance or plyometric activities in comparison to those who did not. Additionally, subgroup analysis... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 50 patients with plantar fasciitis were randomized to a 4-week stretching protocol consisting of either simultaneous Achilles tendon and plantar fascia stretching or Achilles tendon stretching alone.Patients were assessed for outcomes related to pain, pressure pain threshold, ankle range of motion, and functional disability after 4 weeks. The results demonstrated... Read More »
Level 2 RCT