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Synopsis: 24 patients with chronic rotator cuff disorders/tendinopathy were randomized to receive either a self-managed exercise programme, or usual physiotherapy.This pilot study was conducted to evaluate a new research methodology comparing the clinical efficacy between these treatments.The proportion of participants willing to be randomized was excellent, with no complications during the recruitment process. Results indicated excellent... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 9 randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis, comparing arthroscopic surgery to conservative management for the treatment of degenerative meniscal tears in patients over the age of 40 years.Outcomes of interest included knee pain and knee function. The results from... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 44 patients with primary osteoarthritis receiving total hip arthroplasty (THA) were randomized to undergo either an anterolateral minimally invasive approach (ALMI) or a modified direct lateral approach (mDL).Damage to periarticular muscles was compared with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 3 and 12 months. The results showed... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Eighteen adults with chronic idiopathic neck pain were randomized to receive either assisted plus active cranio-cervical flexion (exercise group) or passive mobilisation plus assisted cranio-cervical flexion (mobilisation group).The purpose of the study was to determine which treatment was more efficacious with respect to performance on the cranio-cervical flexion test (CCFT), pain at rest, and pressure pain threshold.Immediately following intervention, both groups demonstrated improvements in pain and pain thresholds, but the exercise group experienced significantly greater improvements. Additionally, electromyographic amplitude... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 256 patients 12 months or more postoperatively from total hip or knee arthroplasty were randomized to evaluate patient satisfaction with a web-based follow-up programme as opposed to routine follow-up.Patients were evaluated over 1 year based on a 7 point patient satisfaction questionnaire.The evidence presented in this study indicated that significantly more usual care patients reported higher levels of satisfaction than did web-based patients (82.0% vs.75.6%).Usual care patients were more satisfied with surgeon care than were web-based patients (92.8% vs. Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 230 patients, between the ages of 21 and 69, who had been experiencing persistent/chronic low back pain for 3 months, were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups (in the OSTEOPATHIC Trial) to determine the effect osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) and ultrasound had on chronic low back pain.Patients took part in a treatment regimen either consisting of OMT and active ultrasound, or OMT and sham ultrasound.Results from the OSTEOPATHIC Trial suggested that ultrasound had no significant effect on low back pain outcomes, and so, a secondary analysis was completed to determine the effect OMT had on biomechanical dysfunction. Results from this... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 75 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive either a computer-navigated minimally invasive anterior approach or a conventional posterolateral approach total hip arthroplasty (THA) to determine the difference in gait recovery between the two groups.Patients underwent follow-up over a period of 6 months, and were also compared to healthy controls at 6 months to determine degree of recovery.The results indicated that the treatment groups did not significantly differ in walking speed, step length, cadence and pelvic ROM through the duration of the study, but greater thoracic ROM was observed in patients who underwent the anterior approach. Both THA groups... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 10 trials (783 patients) were analyzed in this meta-analysis to compare the safety and efficacy between balloon kyphoplasty (KP) and percutaneous vertebroplasty (VP) in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCF).The meta-analysis found that balloon kyphoplasty had significantly better long term results (longer than 6 months) in terms of kyphosis angle, anterior height of the vertebral body, and cement leakage rates. No between-group differences... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 13 studies comparing two surgical treatments of cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD) were included in this meta-analysis.The purpose of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with total disc replacement (TDR). Results of this... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: One hundred and eight female patients suffering from chronic, non-specific neck pain were randomly assigned to neck coordination exercises, strength training for the neck and shoulders or massage therapy.The purpose of this trial was to evaluate the sensorimotor effects of neck coordination exercises using a newly developed training device.The primary outcomes of interest were postural sway and goal-directed arm movements. The data demonstrated... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT