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Synopsis: 34 patients were included in this crossover trial which evaluated the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD, a 1:1 mixture of THC and CBD, and placebo sublingual spray in management of patients with chronic pain.Patients were randomized to the order in which they received each treatment for 1 week over a 4-week period, after which a 2nd cycle of 1-week treatments over 4 weeks was administered.The participants were compared on pain severity (VAS), sleep duration and quality, and adverse events. The results demonstrated... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 120 patients with full thickness rotator cuff tears were randomized to receive either 3 weeks of post-surgery immobilization in a sling, or 6 weeks of immobilization in a brace (with an abduction pillow placing the arm in a neutral position).Follow-up was performed at the 6 week time-point, as well as at 3, 6 and 12 months post-surgery.Outcomes reported included the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff (WORC) index, Constant Murley (CM) score, range of movement (ROM), as well as MRI results and patient-reported satisfaction.Sling immobilization for a period of 3 weeks was found to be a non-inferior treatment compared to brace immobilization for a period of 6 weeks, according to primary outcome of WORC index at 12 months. Additionally, patient reported... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: 109 young, active patients with acute non-specific low back pain were included in this study to evaluate the efficacy of kinesiotape for reducing pain and disability.Patients were randomized to receive kinesiotape treatment for a 12-day period in addition to minimal care, or minimal care alone.Both groups demonstrated significant reductions in pain compared to baseline values at 12 days and 4 weeks.Between-group comparisons indicated that patients in the kinesiotape group demonstrated significantly less pain at 12 days and 4 weeks.The kinesiotape group had significantly lower disability scores at 12 days compared to the control group and consumed significantly fewer analgesics in the periods of 1-4 and 5-8 days. 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: 48 patients, younger than 65 and with hip disease were randomized to undergo either a hip resurfacing (HR) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedure. At 3 month follow up, both groups had improved functional scores matching non-operated individuals; however, the HR did not provide better clinical outcomes when compared to the large-head total hip arthroplasty. Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 29 studies were included in this meta-analysis comparing operative and non-operative treatment for acute Achilles tendon ruptures.The primary outcome of interest was the rate of re-rupture.Secondary outcomes included the rate of complications, functional outcomes, time to return to sports and time to return to work.The results revealed a significantly lower rate of re-rupture, but a higher rate of complications, in the operative group compared to the non-operative group.Similar findings to the primary analyses were observed in the sensitivity analyses based on early and late weight bearing status, high quality studies and studies conducted after the year 2000.There were no significant differences in re-rupture rate in studies utilizing accelerated functional rehabilitation. There was no... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 21 randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis which investigated the use of periarticular multimodal drug injection (PMDI) as a method of postoperative analgesia in total knee and total hip arthroplasty.Outcomes of interest included pain, opioid requirements, range of motion, length of hospital stay, and incidence of adverse events.The pooled results indicated that immediate postoperative pain was reduced with PMDI; however, significance began to be lost in the later postoperative period (24h and 48h). PMDI also had... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 232 hip fracture patients who had completed initial rehabilitation were randomized to either an in-home rehabilitation program for 6 months (intervention group) or a single session of nutrition education for cardiovascular health with periodic telephone follow-up (control group).The purpose was to compare function between groups after the 6 month program, as well as at 3 months after completion of the intervention.The results indicated that functional recovery was significantly improved in the intervention compared to control group after the 6 months, and that treatment effects were maintained at the 3-month follow-up. Significant effects of... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 60 patients with an acute anterior shoulder dislocation were randomized to either physician-guided self-reduction using the Boss-Holzach-Matter technique, or to physician-administered reduction using the Spaso technique.Patients were assessed for pain severity experienced during reduction and for the rate of successful reduction.Results demonstrated significantly lower patient-rated pain during reduction using the self-administered Boss-Holzach-Matter technique in comparison to the physician-administered Spaso technique. The rate of... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 67 patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) scheduled for arthroscopic debridement were randomized to treatment with or without subsequent, postoperative intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) injections.The purpose of the study was to evaluate any possible effect of postoperative HA injections on knee pain and functional disability over 24-week follow-up.Outcomes were assessed using the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) Pain and Function subscores.Results at 6 weeks demonstrated significantly greater reduction in mean WOMAC Function subscore in the HA group compared to the control group, though no significant differences were noted at 12- or 24-week follow-up. No significant difference... Read More »
Level 2 RCT