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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 follow-up, micronized dehydrated human amniotic/chorionic membrane was the most likely treatment to be effective for pain relief.At 2-6 months, botulinum toxin A was the treatment most likely to be effective for pain relief, while a treatment most likely to be effective beyond 12 months could not be identified from the limited amount of evidence available at this time point.The lack of trials available was a limiting factor of this network meta-analysis, exemplified by the lack of studies reporting data on micronized dehydrated human amniotic/chorionic membrane beyond 2 months. Further trials are... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: The present study is a meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy of autologous whole blood (AWB) therapy versus corticosteroid injections in the treatment of epicondylopathy and plantar fasciopathy (PF).The primary outcome was pain relief at 2-6, 8-13, and 24-26 weeks.The authors included a total of 9 RCTs, and found statistically significant results in favour of corticosteroids at 2-6 weeks for patients with plantar fasciopathy, and in favour of AWB as early as 8 weeks up to 24 weeks for individuals with epicondylopathy. Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 180 elderly females with hip fractures were randomized to receive traditional care either with or without or an additional home-based exercise program to determine if the intervention can better restore function and strength.The results from this study indicate that there was a significant increase the activity level of the patients receiving the home-based exercise program in addition to traditional treatment. Bone mineral density,... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 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 the global re-education therapy significantly reduced pain and disability during the 6-month follow-up when compared to manual therapy, as well as significantly increased flexion, extension, and lateral flexion. There were no... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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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: 90 patients with degenerative spinal disorders undergoing lumbar spinal fusion were randomized to receive either cognitive-behavioural therapy or standard treatment.The objective of this study was to determine whether or not cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) has the ability to affect early postoperative outcomes such as back pain, mobility, analgesic consumption, and hospital stay duration.Findings indicated no significant differences between groups for improvement in postoperative back pain, analgesic consumption, and length of hospitalization. However, mobility was... 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 for 12 months and assessed using Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) score, the Lysholm score, and cartilage volume loss on MRI. Results demonstrated a... Read More »
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
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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 both groups showed significant improvements compared to baseline in VAS, WOMAC scores, timed up and go (TUG) test, the 6-minute walk distance (6MWD), and spatiotemporal parameters.WOMAC physical function scores, the timed up and go (TUG) test, and the 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) test were significantly better in the WVBT+QSE group compared to the QSE-only group at 12 weeks. No significant differences... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 77 patients with symptomatic, Kellgren-Lawrence grade II-IV knee osteoarthritis were randomized to intraarticular hyaluronic acid (IAHA) injections with or without an additional, single periarticular lidocaine-corticosteroid injection (PALCI) at the beginning of treatment.The purpose of this study was to determine if the addition of PALCI to IAHA had a significant effect on pain after 1, 3, 6, 12, 26 and 52 weeks.Visual analog pain scores demonstrated significantly lower pain scores in the IAHA+PALCI group compared to the IAHA group at 1 and 3 weeks, while no significant differences between groups at 6, 12, 26 or 52 weeks. A significant within-group... Read More »
Level 2 RCT