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Synopsis: 90 patients with a lateral ankle sprain injury were randomized to one of three rehabilitation groups following short-term immobilization: (1) Wii-Fit exercises, (2) conventional physical therapy, and (3) no physical therapy.The purpose of this study was to determine if a 6-week Wii Fit exercise protocol led to a significantly greater improvement in physical function, pain, return to activity, and patient satisfaction/perceived efficacy when compared to conventional physical therapy or no therapy at all. Results demonstrated that... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 41 women with carpal tunnel syndrome were randomized to 8 weeks of nightly splinting with or without the addition of a single injection of platelet-rich plasma.Patients were followed up after 10 weeks from the beginning of treatment for results related to pain, outcome on the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire, and electrophysiological measures of peak latency of sensory nerve action potential (PL-SNAP) and onset latency of the compound muscle action potential (OL-CMAP). Results demonstrated no... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 254 patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis were randomized to undergo decompression with or without interlaminar stabilization with the coflex ILS device (Paradigm Spine).The primary outcome was a composite endpoint of clinical success over a 2-year follow-up.Results demonstrated a significantly higher rate of attaining the composite endpoint for clinical success in the group which received interlaminar stabilization compared to the group that did not. No significant differences... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 30 patients presenting with 32 cases of trigger finger were included in this study to evaluate and compare the efficacy of two splint treatments.Patients received splinting with metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint blocking or distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint blocking splints. Results following the... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Six randomized control trials involving 460 patients were included in this meta-analysis and systematic review to determine the effectiveness of shock wave therapy on calcific tendinitis of the shoulder.Pain, disability and calcium reabsorption can be improved with shock wave therapy in patients suffering from calcific tendonitis of the shoulder according to the findings of this meta-analysis and systematic review. This study also... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 60 patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint were randomly allocated to receive 3 monthly injections of dextrose or a single corticosteroid injection after 2 monthly placebo injections.The purpose of this study was to determine which treatment improves symptoms and restores function more effectively up to 6 months post-intervention. Dextrose achieved greater... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: 162 patients who underwent open carpal tunnel release were randomized to be splinted for two weeks postoperatively, or to receive no splinting.The purpose of this study was to examine whether there was a difference in outcome between the two practices.Outcome measures were Visual Analog Pain Scale, Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire, the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Questionnaire, complication rate, and duration until return to work. The results indicated... Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 72 patients with isolated, closed fractures of the distal radius were randomized to receive either pronator quadratus muscle repair or no muscle repair during fracture reduction and consecutive volar plate fixation.The purpose of the study was to determine how effective the muscle repair was during a 3 month rehabilitation period, with a primary focus on forearm pronation strength.The results displayed no significant differences between groups at both 6 and 12 weeks in term of maximum and average pronation strengths, range of motion, Quick-Dash score, or Mayo-Wrist-Score. A greater reduction... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 60 patients with first carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis were randomized to either the use of an allograft for suspension-interposition arthroplasty or to the use of a flexor carpi radialis tendon autograft.Patients were assessed for the primary outcome measure of the Michigan Hand Questionnaire over a 12-month follow-up.Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups from 6 weeks to 12 months postoperatively. The incidence of... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 128 patients scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to surgery performed through either a direct anterior approach or posterolateral approach.Patients were assessed for operative outcomes, pain scores at 24, 48, and 72 hours, markers of muscle damage and inflammation over the first 4 postoperative days, and functional outcome and gait parameters at 3 and 6 months postoperatively. Results demonstrated significantly... Read More »
Level 2 RCT