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Synopsis: 553 leisure-time runners were randomized to three groups that differed only in the heel-to-toe drop (10mm, 6mm, or 0mm) of their running shoes. The investigators measured the risk of injury over 6 months. Overall, there were Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: 94 patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain were randomized to physical therapy-based treatments using global postural re-education (GPR) or manual therapy. The purpose of this trial was to determine if the global postural re-education therapy could reduce pain and disability in comparison to manual therapy when evaluated over a 6-month follow-up. Results demonstrated that Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 36 patients with symptomatic recurrence after partial meniscectomy were included in this pilot randomized controlled trial and parallel preference study. 21 patients were randomized to either meniscal allograft transplantation or a physiotherapy program, while 15 patients chose their group as part of a preference study. Baseline demographics and treatment outcomes were similar between the randomized and non-randomized cohorts, which allowed for the data to be pooled and analyzed together. Patients were followed Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 22 randomized controlled trials were included in this network meta-analysis, that included over 10 injectable treatments, to evaluate comparative efficacy for the management of plantar faciopathy. The primary outcome of this study was pain relief. At 0-2 month Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 92 patients with lateral epicondylitis for at least 6 months who were nonresponsive to previous conservative therapies were randomized to either an injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or operative treatment through open debridement/release. Patients were assessed using the Patient-Reported Tennis Elbow Evaluation (PRTEE) and the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire over a 12-month period. Results demonstrated no Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 192 patients with symptomatic, unilateral degenerative knee pathology were randomized to intraarticular injections of either leukocyte-rich platelet-rich plasma or high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid. Injections were administered once weekly for 3 weeks. Outcomes reported included Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 100 patients with isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis were randomized to undergo either patellofemoral joint arthroplasty (PFA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Patients were followed for a minimum of 2 years, with results related to clinical and functional outcome reported. Results demonstrated significantly Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 573 patients included a randomized trial to compare two methods of surgical fixation for femoral neck fractures in the elderly were also included in this observational study to determine the proportion of patients taking vitamin D supplementation and its effects on physical function and reoperation rate. Patients were categorized into 3 cohorts; non-users (did not take vitamin D supplementation), inconsistent vitamin D supplementation users (1-2 visits), and consistent vitamin D supplementation users (3-4 visits). Results indicated that Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: A total of 15 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included in this systematic review to determine the efficacy and safety of different forms of acupuncture in the management of musculoskeletal disorders. Ten trials reported on musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities: three on carpal tunnel syndrome; two on lateral epicondylitis; four on shoulder pain; and one on general upper extremity pain. Five trials reported Read More »
Level 3 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 39 patients with medial compartment knee OA were randomized to either whole-body vibration training in combination with quadriceps strengthening exercise (WBVT+QSE) or quadriceps strengthening exercise alone (QSE-only). The objective of the study was to determine whether combination therapy provides superior results compared to monotherapy over a 3-month treatment period. Findings indicated that Read More »
Level 2 RCT