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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: 72 patients with Kellgren-Lawrence grade II-III knee osteoarthritis were randomized to daily sessions of high-intensity laser therapy (HILT) for 1 week, or to a sham intervention.Patients were followed up for pain at rest, on palpation, and on movement, pressure-pain threshold, the maximum pressure under the heel during static stance, the maximum pressure under the heel during dynamic walking, and the total plantar surface of each leg. Percent changes from... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Twelve studies were included in this meta-analysis and systematic review to determine the effects of exercise therapy in the management of meniscal lesions as a non-operative treatment and as a modality for rehabilitation following meniscectomy compared to other treatments.This summary focused on the results from the meta-analyses conducted in this publication.When exercise therapy alone was compared to isolated meniscectomy/meniscal repair, exercise therapy demonstrated significantly greater strength in extension at 3 months, and no significant differences in short- and long-term pain and function.When exercise therapy was assessed as a rehabilitative treatment following meniscectomy/meniscal repair, standard exercise therapy demonstrated no significant differences in short-term pain and short- and long-term function when compared to alternative exercise therapies (early range of motion, isokinetic exercise, etc). There was limited... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 20 patients either with insertional or midportion chronic Achilles tendinopathy were randomized to receive eccentric training or conventional cryotherapy as treatment for this condition. The results indicated that following the 12 week treatment period, eccentric training resulted in reduced paratendinous blood flow, decreased pain, unchanged and preserved oxygen saturation, and reduced postcapillary venous filling pressures. Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 40 patients with a symptomatic partial supraspinatus tear were randomized to receive a subacromial injection of either platelet-rich plasma or corticosteroid (triamcinolone acetonide).The purpose of this study was to compare clinical, functional, and radiological outcomes at 6-week, 12-week, and 6-month follow-up between groups. Results demonstrated significantly... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 40 patients with rotator cuff tendinitis were randomized to subacromial injection of either platelet-rich plasma or triamicinolone acetonide.Patients were assessed for pain and functional score over a 12-month follow-up.Change in Constant score after 12 months was significantly greater in the PRP group compared to the steroid group. Both groups demonstrate... Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 86 women with chronic lower back pain were randomized into either a rhythmic stabilization training (RST) group, a combination of isotonic exercises (COI) group, or a control group.The main outcomes measured throughout the course of the study were lumbar mobility (flexicurve technique), dynamic and static muscle endurance (trunk flexion and trunk extension endurance), functional impairment (Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire), and low back pain intensity (Borg Back Pain Intensity Scale). After the 12... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Five randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing the results of operative repair to both conservative treatment and subacromial decompression in the treatment of degenerative rotator cuff tears. Pooled Constant-Murley scores demonstrated significantly greater functional outcome at 1-year follow-up with operative repair compared to either conservative management or subacromial decompression alone. Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 126 patients with patellofemoral joint (PFJ) osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to either a knee support brace, or a control group without brace support for 6 weeks.The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a flexible knee brace on quadriceps maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and athrogenous muscle inhibition (AMI) in PFJ OA patients.Patients in the control group were subjected to knee brace wearing after the initial 6 weeks.Knee brace wearing in all participants of the trial lasted for a duration of 12 weeks in the open-label phase of this trial.Findings indicated a significant decrease in AMI after 6 weeks in the brace wearing group compared to the control group, but no significant differences in MVC. All patients demonstrated... 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