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Synopsis: 67 patients with de Quervain tenosynovitis were randomized to receive treatment with a corticosteroid injection (CSI) alone or in combination with thumb spica casting (TSC).The effectiveness of each treatment was examined and compared in terms of success rate, pain intensity, and functional outcomes.Within 3 weeks, both groups experienced significant improvements in success rates compared to their respective baseline outcomes, but with CSI + TSC achieving significantly better results when compared to CSI alone over the 6 month follow-up. The same trend... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 102 patients were randomized to examine the effectiveness of specific exercises in treating subacromial impingement syndrome and preventing the need for surgical intervention.Patients received either a specific exercise strategy (which targeted the rotator cuff and scapula stabilisers) or unspecific movement exercises for the neck and shoulder (control). Results at 12... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
8%
Synopsis: 90 adult patients with symptoms of shoulder pain for at least 4 weeks were randomly assigned to receive manual physiotherapy in combination with exercise or exercise alone for 5 weeks.This trial aimed to compare these two intervention approaches for the treatment of shoulder impingement after 1 year follow-up. The findings of... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: 30 patients presenting with 32 cases of trigger finger were included in this study to evaluate and compare the efficacy of two splint treatments.Patients received splinting with metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint blocking or distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint blocking splints. Results following the... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 47 patients with Dupuytren disease were randomized to examine the effectiveness of triamcinolone acetonide (TA) in treating post-procedural recurrences of the condition.Following a percutaneous needle aponeurotomy (PNA) procedure, patients received either TA or no injections (control group). Upon assessment at... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 151 patients with osteoarthritis of the hand were randomized to determine the efficacy of a multidisciplinary non-pharmacological treatment program compared to a single educational session.Outcomes of concern focused primarily on limitations in activities, along with pain and joint stiffness.The results at 13 weeks indicated that there was no significant difference between groups, and neither group significantly improved outcomes associated with condition. Approximately one-third of... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 60 patients with distal interphalangeal joint (DIPj) active extensor lag were randomized to determine the efficacy between cast immobilization treatment using either a Quickcast orthosis to be worn 24 hours a day or a removable, low temperature thermoplastic, lever-type orthosis.After 24-28 weeks, there were no significant differences between the two groups in regard to success rate, orthosis discomfort, satisfaction with orthotic design, DIPj flexion stiffness, incidence of complications, and grip and tip-to-tip pinch strengths. However, the Quickcast... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: 131 patients with distal radius fractures participated in this study to determine the effects of immediate mobilization postoperatively.Patients began mobilization on postoperative day 1 or 2 weeks following the surgery .The results imply improved range of motion and grip strength in the immediate mobilization group at 2 weeks, as well as improved Mayo Wrist Scores at 1 year. Other functional assessments,... Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 99 middle-aged patients were randomized to compare an exercise program alone to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy plus a postoperative exercise program in the treatment of degenerative medial meniscus tears.The exercise program was completed over 8 weeks, with outcomes in pain and function being assessed at the completion of the program, and again at 6 months. The results indicated... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 60 patients (60 shoulders) with a diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder were randomized to traditional therapy either combined with the use of a static progressive stretch device, or to traditional therapy alone.The efficacy of the device was evaluated with respect to clinical and functional outcomes up to 1 year.Results indicated that range of motion significantly improved in the static progressive stretch device group compared to the control group at all follow-up periods up to 1 year.Moreover, improvements in pain and DASH scores were maintained in the stretch device group after 12 months whereas they were not in the control group. Read More »
Level 2 RCT