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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 »
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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: 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: 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: 142 knees, in 84 patients, with moderate severity osteoarthritis were randomized to intraarticular injection of either platelet-rich plasma or hyaluronic acid.Patients were assessed over 12- and 24-week follow-up for results on the Knee Society Score and a visual analog scale for pain. While the HA... Read More »
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Synopsis: Eight randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing the results of intra-articular steroid injection to either sham injection or no injection in the treatment of frozen shoulder.Results were pooled at 4-6 weeks, 12-16 weeks, and 24-26 weeks.Pain scores were significantly lower following IA steroid injection versus control at all three time intervals.Shoulder range of motion was also reported to be greater following IA steroid injection versus control. Results from clinical... Read More »
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Synopsis: 44 patients with a small (<1.0cm), partial-thickness, interstitial tear of the supraspinatus tendon were allocated to a standardized physical therapy program and randomized to treatment with or without the addition of three platelet rich plasma injections.Patients were followed-up at 3 and 6 months on the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index.At 6 months, SPADI scores were significantly lower in the PRP group compared to the control group. No treatment-related adverse... Read More »
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Synopsis: 60 patients with a rotator cuff tear confirmed on MRI were randomized to analgesia through either a suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) or subacromial injection (SA injection) prior to nonoperative management using a standardized physiotherapy protocol.Patients were assessed for shoulder function using the Constant Murley score over a 12-week follow-up. By 12-week follow-up,... Read More »
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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: 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