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Synopsis: 36 patients diagnosed with rotator cuff tendinopathy were included in this trial to compare the efficacy of 12-week eccentric and conventional exercise programs.Outcomes were evaluated over a 26-week follow-up period and included shoulder function evaluated using the Constant-Murley score, pain, range of motion, and shoulder strength.Both groups demonstrated significant improvements in shoulder function and pain from baseline over the 26-week follow-up.There were no significant differences between the two exercise programs over the 26-week follow-up, indicating that eccentric exercises are an effective form of exercise therapy for rotator cuff tendinopathy.Larger randomized controlled trials are needed to corroborate the findings of this trial. Read More »
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Synopsis: 68 patients who had undergone arthroscopic repair of a full-thickness rotator cuff tear were randomized to either active or placebo transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.(TENS).Patients were to self-administer the allocated treatment 4 times per day for the first 7 days after surgery.Outcome measures included pain scores, percocet consumption, compliance, and device-related complications.The active TENS group demonstrated significantly lower pain scores at 12 hours after surgery and on postoperative 7, though non-significant differences between groups were noted at time points in between (36h, 48h, POD 3-6).Percocet consumption was also significant lower in the active TENS group at 12 hours after surgery and at postoperative day 7. Read More »
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Synopsis: Eleven randomized clinical trials were selected for this meta-analysis comparing functional outcome between home-based physical therapy programs and supervised outpatient physical therapy programs.Data on knee range of motion and patient-reported functional measures were pooled at 3, 6 and 12 months after surgery.Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups in any analysis.Subgroup analyses based on the presence/absence of co-interventions did not significantly affect primary effect size estimates. There was significant... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 34 women, 18-30 years of age, with patellofemoral pain were randomized to a standard 4-week program of trunk, hip, and knee strengthening exercises with or without the addition of movement control training.Participants were assessed for pain and function at post-intervention and 3- and 6-month follow-up, as well as muscle strength and kinematics at post-intervention.Results demonstrated no significant between-group differences for the improvement from baseline in any outcome measure, with the exception of a small improvement in AKPS scores at 3 months with the addition of movement control training. Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 129 patients with chronic low back pain were randomised to undergo either an acupressure intervention or a physical therapy intervention for one month.The primary outcomes examined were pain, function, and disability (Roland and Morris disability questionnaire, Modified Oswestry disability questionnaire). The results indicated... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 93 patients with primarily medial compartment knee osteoarthritis were randomized to either an 8-week neuromuscular exercise therapy program, or to traditional pharmacological intervention for 8 weeks with oral acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.The primary outcome was knee joint loading after completion of the 8-week treatment phases. No significant difference... Read More »
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Synopsis: 75 patients scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to either a direct anterior approach or a posterior approach.Primary outcomes were patient-reported outcome measures, including the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and the Oxford Hip Score (OHS) at 2, 6, and 12 weeks postoperatively. No significant differences... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 7 studies (6 randomized controlled trials, 1 repeated measures design) investigating the clinical efficacy of manual therapy in the treatment of cervicogenic cephalic syndrome were included in this systematic review.The purpose of this study was to determine whether manual therapy can significantly reduce the intensity, severity and duration of dizziness and headaches experienced in this patient population. The results of... Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 165 patients with trigger finger were randomized to open release of the A1 pulley or to treatment with a corticosteroid injection.Patients were assessed for reduction in Trigger Finger Score grade to either I or IIa, representing normal movement of the finger.Follow-up was performed at 3 and 12 months after treatment.At both 3 and 12 months, the open release group demonstrated a higher percentage of patients with a Trigger Finger Score of I or IIa when compared to the corticosteroid injection group. Within the corticosteroid... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 48 patients who had undergone total knee arthroplasty from 1-5 years prior to study enrollment were randomized to either an intervention or control.Patients allocated to the intervention group were to participate in a hiking programme, completing 2-3 sessions per week for 12 weeks.The control group patients were told to continue their normal activities for the study duration.Change in performance on the stair ascent and descent test significantly differed between groups, favouring the hiking programme.No significant differences between groups were observed in results related to patient-reported function. No adverse events... Read More »
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