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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: Four studies - three randomized trials and one nonrandomized trial - which investigated the effect of the addition of taping to physiotherapy versus physiotherapy alone in the treatment of subacromial impingement were included in this systematic review.Due to clinical heterogeneity, a meta-analysis was unable to be performed.For most outcome measures, including pain at rest, pain on movement, patient-reported disability, and range of motion, there was at least one study which provided data in support of taping versus control. Nonetheless, there was... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 Meta Analysis
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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: 213 individuals, with a musculoskeletal complaint, chronic pain disorder, chronic fatigue, or common mental disorder, on medical benefits for a minimum of 8 weeks were included in this trial to determine if the addition of a booster telephone follow-up to an occupational rehabilitation program improved return to work.Return to work was defined as participation in competitive work for > or = 1 day per week on average over 8 weeks. The results of... Read More »
RCT
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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: 76 patients with a Rockwood type III acromioclavicular joint dislocation were randomized to either TightRope fixation or clavicular hook plate fixation.Patients were assessed over 1 year postoperatively.Constant-Murley score and coracoclavicular distance did not significantly differ between groups over the first year of follow-up.Pain scores were significantly lower in the TightRope group. However, three patients... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 42 men and women, above 45 years of age, with normal wrists were randomized to wear both a partially restricted and a highly restricted splint for 24 hours each.This study aimed to compare levels of functional impairment between these splinting techniques. The application of... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 117 patients with small to medium full thickness rotator cuff tears were randomized to assess the affects of early passive mobilization on functional outcomes following repair.Patients received either an early passive motion protocol beginning at the first post operative day or a standard protocol that included brace immobilization for 4-5 weeks. Results at 6... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 47 patients with osteoarthritis of the hand were included in this study to evaluate the effectiveness of balneotherapy treatments (sulphurous water).Participants were randomized to receive balneotherapy or warm tap water baths (control) 15 times over a 3 week period.At the end of treatment and at the 3 month follow-up, participants in the balneotherapy group experienced significantly less pain and superior mean EuroQol health state scores than the control group. These differences were... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: 64 patients undergoing day-case wrist arthroscopy were randomized to receive either detailed information on the surgical procedure and written postoperative care instructions or receive standard preoperative information and verbal postoperative care instructions.The purpose of the study was to evaluate how the delivery of information would impact the pain after surgery, return to regular activities, and satisfaction of patients. After follow-up for... Read More »
Level 2 RCT