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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: 40 patients with a symptomatic partial supraspinatus tear were randomized to receive a subacromial injection of either platelet-rich plasma or corticosteroid (triamcinolone acetonide).The purpose of this study was to compare clinical, functional, and radiological outcomes at 6-week, 12-week, and 6-month follow-up between groups. Results demonstrated significantly... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 87 patients (age range 18-65 years) having an acute mallet finger were randomized to be immobilized with a custom splint or a volar or dorsal splint. At the study conclusion, the volar, dorsal and custom splints all showed to be equally effective in treatment of acute mallet finger, showing no statistically significant difference in the primary outcome of functionality. Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 52 patients suffering from lateral epicondylosis were organized to perform a grip-strength task with 4 orthoses (3 actual orthoses, 1 placebo), tested in a randomly determined order.This study compared the immediate effects of three commonly used orthoses on pain-free grip-strength in this population. The results indicated... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 50 patients with claw deformities, who underwent tendon transfer treatment, were randomized to rehabilitation with an immediate active mobilization protocol (IAMP) or immobilization. At one year follow-up, both treatments had produced similar clinical outcomes; however, the IAMP group required shorter rehabilitation stays and demonstrated a quicker reduction in total pain. Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 87 patients (88 wrists) with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome were randomized to open carpal tunnel release with or without flexor tenosynovectomy.Patients were followed for at least 12 months and assessed postoperatively for symptom severity and function.Both groups significantly improved in terms of symptoms and function with no significant difference between the groups. There were no... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 100 patients who were scheduled to receive treatment for their hand abscesses were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups to determine the effect povidone-iodine soaks had on the outcomes of hand infections that occurred following operative drainage.Patients were either treated with a daily povidone soak (3 times a day) or simply received a daily dressing change with sterile gauze and orthosis. The results of... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 126 patients with patellofemoral joint (PFJ) osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to either a knee support brace, or a control group without brace support for 6 weeks.The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a flexible knee brace on quadriceps maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and athrogenous muscle inhibition (AMI) in PFJ OA patients.Patients in the control group were subjected to knee brace wearing after the initial 6 weeks.Knee brace wearing in all participants of the trial lasted for a duration of 12 weeks in the open-label phase of this trial.Findings indicated a significant decrease in AMI after 6 weeks in the brace wearing group compared to the control group, but no significant differences in MVC. All patients demonstrated... Read More »
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: 79 patients with osteoporosis scheduled for instrumented posterior lumbar interbody fusion due to single-level degenerative spondylolisthesis were randomized to be postoperatively administered either zoledronic acid or saline.The purpose of this study was to compare groups based on fusion status, the incidence of a subsequent vertebral compression fracture, clinical outcome, serum biomarkers of bone metabolism, and femoral neck bone mineral density over the first year after surgery.Results demonstrated a higher rate of complete or partial fusion at 3, 6, and 9 months in the ZOL group compared to the control group.The incidence of subsequent VCF was 0% in the ZOL group and 17% in the control group. Significant differences in... Read More »
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