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Synopsis: 474 patients with Kellgren-Lawrence grade II-III knee osteoarthritis were included in a 3-year, double-blind, RCT to evaluate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on the rate of radiographic disease progression.Compared to a placebo group, patients treated with vitamin D supplementation did not demonstrate a slower rate of joint space narrowing (JSN) on radiographs over the 3-year follow-up.There were also no significant differences between groups in pain, stiffness, or function. Read More »
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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 »
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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: 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: 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: 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 clinical scores and the incidence of need for re-intervention at the index knee over a 24-month follow-up.Clinical scores were similar between groups, with both groups demonstrating significant improvements in IKDC within 12 months. The PRP group... Read More »
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