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Synopsis: 97 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to postoperative cryotherapy through either a cold-compression system (cTreatment; Waegener) or standard cold packs.Patients were assessed at 2, 4, and 6 days postoperatively for primary outcomes of knee circumference and knee range of motion. Results after 6... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 82 patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis were randomized to either treatment with a topical flaxseed oil preparation or to placebo.Patients were to apply allocated treatment three times daily for 6 weeks.The outcome measure was the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS). Improvement in each... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 8 randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review to determine the effect of balance and proprioceptive training on outcomes following total knee and hip arthroplasty.Both studies that assessed preoperative and postoperative training programs were included.The results of this meta-analysis indicated that prehabilitation with balance and proprioception training exercises in total knee and total hip arthroplasty had little impact on the improvement of postoperative outcomes. In contrast, postoperative... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 65 patients with subacromial impingement syndrome were randomized to either active interferential current therapy or sham interferential current therapy.All patients were also administered exercise therapy, cryotherapy, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy.The treatment period was two weeks, after which patients were assessed for pain, function, and disability measures.Follow-up was also performed at 1 month after the completion of treatment. Results demonstrated no... Read More »
Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: Eleven randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis which investigated the efficacy of trigger point dry needling for shoulder and upper extremity pain associated with myofascial trigger points.Two studies compared trigger point dry needling of active and latent trigger points to trigger point dry needling of active trigger points alone; meta-analysis demonstrated a greater reduction in pain and increase in pressure pain threshold among groups administered dry needling of both active and latent trigger points.Meta-analysis of these studies demonstrated no significant difference in increase in grip strength. Among the other... Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 6 randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review to determine if the addition of hydrodilatation to a corticosteroid injection provides an improvement in pain-free range of motion and pain relief in patients with adhesive capsulitis.The results of this systematic review indicated that for range of motion results at 4-6 weeks, one of three studies reported a significant difference in favour of the hydrodilatation group, at 8-12 weeks, two of four studies reported a significant difference in favour of the hydrodilatation group, and at 16-24 weeks, neither of two studies reported a significant difference in favour of the hydrodilatation group. The available evidence... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 19 patients who demonstrated mechanical deficit between 6-48 months post-anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were randomized to 8-week programs of either body weight-supported, high repetition jump training or standard body weight jump training.Patients were assessed at 4, 8, and 16 weeks for clinical scores, functional performance in a single-legged hop distance task, kinematic and kinetic parameters during a single-legged landing task, and knee joint effusion rate. The only significant... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Four studies were included in this meta-analysis which compared outcomes of rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty between telerehabilitation and standard, face-to-face rehabilitation methods.In pooled analyses, change in patient-reported function, postoperative range of motion in extension, and postoperative quadriceps strength were reported to significantly favour telerehabilitation over face-to-face rehabilitation. No significant differences... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 9 studies (8 RCTs, 1 controlled clinical trial) were selected for a systematic review of elderly patients with a proximal humerus fracture.The goal of this study was to determine whether surgical or nonoperative treatment is the optimal intervention in patients over the age of 60.Operative treatments identified in the included trials were the tension band technique, locking plates, pinning and hemiarthroplasty.The results of this review indicated that many studies did not find a significant difference in functional outcomes when comparing locking plates or tension bands to nonoperative treatment at 1 year.There was a significantly better health-related quality of life and Euroqol-5D in patients that received a hemiarthroplasty compared to the nonoperative group for patients with 4-part fractures.Complications were common in the operative treatment groups. This study highlights... Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: Seven randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review which compared outcomes after matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) between groups of patients allocated to weight-bearing by 6 weeks, groups of patients allocated to weight-bearing by 8 weeks, and groups of patients allocated to weight-bearing by 10-11 weeks. Qualitatively, similar changes in pain and functional measures were observed among protocols, and studies demonstrated significant improvement in these measures from preoperatively to final follow-up. There were no... Read More »
Author verified Level 3 Meta Analysis