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Synopsis: 56 elderly patients at risk of falls were randomized to receive physical therapy with or without vibration training for the purpose of comparing improvements in function, balance, patient confidence, and independence when sessions are performed in a hospital setting.The results of this study demonstrated that patients in both groups had similar Physiological Profile Assessment scores at the time of discharge. Patients who received... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Data from 16 non RCTs and 12 RCTs (2849 hips) of variable quality were analyzed to determine whether minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is superior to a conventional exposure for total hip arthroplasty (THA), when comparing short and long-term outcomes.This systematic review/meta-analysis pooled study data and compared clinical outcomes: Harris Hip Score, WOMAC score, and Oxford hip score, along with radiological and complication outcomes. The results of... Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 61 patients with shoulder impingement syndrome were randomized to management with either thoracic spinal manipulation (TSM) or a sham-TSM technique.Patients were administered two sessions of the allocated protocol, and assessed prior to the second session, immediately after the second session, and at 3-4 day follow-up.Outcomes included pain, functional measures, scapular kinematics, and scapular muscle electromyography. For pain and... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Sixty patients suffering from at least one myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle were randomly assigned to one of five different intervention groups: active ultrasound, placebo ultrasound, active low-level laser therapy, placebo low-level laser therapy, and no treatment.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of ultrasound and low-level laser therapy as stand-alone treatments, as well as their comparative efficacies to one another, placebo, and to no treatment.Outcomes of interest were pressure pain threshold, pressure-related pain, and lateral cervical flexion. Findings suggested active... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: 150 patients undergoing total knee arthoplasty were recruited and randomized to either receive outpatient physiotherapy or no outpatient physiotherapy.The results indicated that at 1 year, there were no statistically significant differences in knee range of motion between the two groups. However, a greater... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 82 patients, between the ages of 18 and 67 years of age, showing clinical signs of chronic tendinitis for at least 6 months, were randomly assigned into one of two treatment groups (intervention or placebo) to test the effect of radial extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (rESWT) on patients with chronic tendinitis of the rotator cuff, 6 months after treatment. The results of the study demonstrated that rESWT lead to similar pain, Constant-Murley, and Simple Shoulder Test scores at final follow up, indicating that low-dose radial extracorporeal shock-wave therapy does not reduce pain or improve function in patients with chronic rotator cuff tendinitis when compared to a placebo treatment. Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: 203 patients referred for orthopaedic surgeon consultation due to musculoskeletal pain were randomized to receive physiotherapy screening or standard referral to an orthopaedic surgeon.The purpose of this trial was to determine if experienced physiotherapists could efficiently screen patients referred for orthopaedic consultation in primary healthcare. The physiotherapy screening... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 60 patients with mechanical neck pain were included in this study in one of three groups: Maitland mobilization with exercise, Mulligan mobilization with exercise, and just exercise.The purpose of the study was to compare these three interventions in terms of VAS pain, range of motion (ROM), and Neck disability index (NDI).Following 6 weeks of treatment and final 12 week follow-up, all groups indicated improvements with time, but there was no significant difference between groups. These results indicated... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: Eight studies (4 RCTs and 4 nonRCTs) were included in this meta-analysis investigating the efficacy and safety of intraarticular tranexamic acid in primary total hip arthroplasty.Studies which compared topical administration of TXA to a group who received placebo, or not treated with TXA, were selected for inclusion.Meta-analysis demonstrated efficacy of TXA, with significantly lower total and postoperative blood loss, mitigated hemoglobin drop, and reduced transfusion need compared to control groups.There was no evidence of increased risk of thromboembolic complications (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) with the use of intraarticular TXA. Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 20 randomized trials were included in this meta-analysis and systematic review evaluating dry needling in the treatment of shoulder and neck pain associated with myofascial trigger points (MTrPs).Dry needling was compared to a control/placebo, wet needling, and other treatments over the short, medium, and long terms. Results found that... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis