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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
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Synopsis: 10 studies were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis which sought to evaluate the effects of kinesiotape intervention in on functional performance results during the Stars Excursion Balance test and vertical jump height test, and on range of motion.Meta-analyzed data with respect to the Stars Excursion Balance test and vertical jump height tests demonstrated significant differences between groups in favour of KT groups among mixed populations of patients with prior ankle injury and healthy individuals. Meta-analyzed data on... Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 12 studies were included in this meta-analysis, comparing pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy to sham therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA).The outcomes of interest in included pain, function, and adverse events.The pooled results found significantly improved pain and function among PEMF groups compared to sham groups.More specifically, the improvement in pain and function was observed in the treatment of knee and hand OA; no significant differences were observed between PEMF and sham groups for the treatment of cervical OA. There were no... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 45 patients with acute lateral epicondylitis were randomized to treatment with either a counterforce brace or a placebo brace.The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes of pain and function between the two types of braces.The primary outcome was frequency of pain on activity.Important secondary outcomes included severity of pain on activity, frequency and severity of pain at rest, and overall impression of elbow function.Follow-up was scheduled for 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 26 weeks.Final follow-up continued to an average of 3 years.For pain during activity, no significant differences between groups were reported for either frequency or severity over follow-up, though improvement from baseline was significant in both groups after 26 weeks and 3 years. For pain at... Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 80 patients with a supraspinatus tear less than 3cm and scheduled for arthroscopic repair were randomized to either 4-week sling immobilization or no sling use after surgery.Patients were assessed for shoulder range of motion, pain, and functional scores, as well as repair integrity and tendon healing on 6-month ultrasound.Clinical measures demonstrated significantly better results for the no sling group for range of elevation at 6 weeks and 3 months, range of external rotation at 6 weeks, and range of internal rotation at 3 months.Visual analog pain scores at 6 months also significantly favoured the no sling group, while the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score demonstrated no significant difference between groups. Ultrasound results of... Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 40 patients scheduled for arthroscopic repair due to shoulder instability were randomized to a postoperative analgesia regimen which featured either ibuprofen 600mg plus 10 tablets of oxycodone hydrochloride 5/325mg for rescue analgesia, or to only oxycodone hydrochloride 5/325mg.Patients were assessed primarily for pain scores and number of oxycodone hydrochloride 5/325mg tablets consumed over the first postoperative week. Results demonstrated no... Read More »
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Synopsis: 354 elderly individuals with a fall or fall-related injury in the emergency department were randomized to either a tailored, multifactorial program including physical therapy for fall prevention, or usual care.The purpose of the current study was to evaluate cost-effectiveness of the tailored, mutlifactorial program.Difference in total health care cost was an estimated S$362-increase in the group administered the tailored, mutlifactorial program, with an associated 0.003-increase in quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) gained.The resulting incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of S$120,667/QALY gained was not considered cost-effective against a willingness-to-pay threshold of S$70,000. In a few... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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