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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: 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: 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 »
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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 »
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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: 41 patients with a full-thickness rotator cuff tear were randomized to either surgical repair or conservative treatment.Patients were assessed at 1 year postoperatively for muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration on MRI.Of the 19 patients allocated to repair, five patients had intact repairs at 1 year, while the remaining 14 had either a retear or failed repair. Irrespectively, change in... Read More »
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Synopsis: 70 recreationally-active patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear were randomized to either immediate reconstruction (within 8 days) or delayed reconstruction (6-10 weeks after injury).Patients were assessed for total sick leave days over the first year after injury. The mean number... Read More »
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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: 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: 40 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to either receive or not receive platelet-rich plasma application during surgery.Patients were assessed for hemoglobin and hematocrit levels over the first 48 hours after surgery, and functional and pain outcomes over the first 2 months after surgery.Results demonstrated no significant differences in Hb level, Hct level, knee range of motion, or scores on the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index between groups. Pain scores were... Read More »
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