PeerView

You are viewing the most viewed ACE Reports by Physiotherapists over the last 30 days in all specialties.

To focus on specific sub specialties check/uncheck boxes on left
22%
18%
17%
14%
9%
6%
6%
3%
2%
1%
1%
<1%
<1%
Displaying
100%
7%
Synopsis: 50 patients with plantar fasciitis were randomized to a 4-week stretching protocol consisting of either simultaneous Achilles tendon and plantar fascia stretching or Achilles tendon stretching alone.Patients were assessed for outcomes related to pain, pressure pain threshold, ankle range of motion, and functional disability after 4 weeks. The results demonstrated... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
5%
Synopsis: 348 patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome were randomized to either arthroscopic intervention or a personal hip therapy programme.Patients were assessed after 6 and 12 months (primary endpoint) using the International Hip Outcome Tool (iHOT-33; primary outcome), the EQ-5D-5L and VAS, and the SF-12 measures, and were monitored for any adverse events. A cost-utility analysis was performed using quality-adjusted life-years generated from results on the EQ-5D-5L.Results demonstrated significantly greater iHOT-33 scores at 12 months in the arthroscopy group compared to the personalized hip therapy group, and the difference exceeded the minimum clinically important difference (MCID) threshold.Secondary outcome measures did not significantly differ between groups. The cost-effectiveness of... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
5%
Synopsis: Four studies - three randomized trials and one nonrandomized trial - which investigated the effect of the addition of taping to physiotherapy versus physiotherapy alone in the treatment of subacromial impingement were included in this systematic review.Due to clinical heterogeneity, a meta-analysis was unable to be performed.For most outcome measures, including pain at rest, pain on movement, patient-reported disability, and range of motion, there was at least one study which provided data in support of taping versus control. Nonetheless, there was... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 Meta Analysis
3%
Synopsis: 8 randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review to determine the effect of balance and proprioceptive training on outcomes following total knee and hip arthroplasty.Both studies that assessed preoperative and postoperative training programs were included.The results of this meta-analysis indicated that prehabilitation with balance and proprioception training exercises in total knee and total hip arthroplasty had little impact on the improvement of postoperative outcomes. In contrast, postoperative... Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
2%
Synopsis: 54 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to either active or sham transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on postoperative days 1-5.The purpose of this study was to compare the change in pain intensity from before to after TENS use during concurrent continuous passive motion device use. Results demonstrated no... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
2%
Synopsis: 390 novice distance runners were randomized to 2 weeks of either a gait re-training program on an instrumented treadmill with real-time visual feedback or control intervention of simple treadmill running.Outcomes recorded included vertical average loading rate (VALR) and vertical instantaneous loading rate (VILR) while running at 8km/h and 12km/h.Runners were also assessed for the incidence of running-related injury over the following 12 months after the intervention period.Results demonstrated significantly lower VALR and VILR at both 8km/h and 12km/h paces in the gait re-training group compared to the control group. The overall incidence... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
1%
Synopsis: 1583 patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis were randomized to either glucosamine monotherapy, chondroitin monotherapy, combined glucosamine and chondroitin therapy, celecoxib 200mg daily, or placebo.Patients were assessed over 24 weeks of treatment.In the primary analysis, only the celecoxib group demonstrated a significantly higher rate of patients attaining the primary efficacy endpoint - a reduction of WOMAC pain by a minimum of 20% relative to baseline - compared to placebo. However, when only... Read More »
RCT
1%
Synopsis: 180 patients scheduled for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were randomized to postoperative analgesia for 2 weeks using either celecoxib 200mg, ibuprofen 385mg, or tramadol 50mg.Primary study variables included pain scores and rescue analgesia consumption over the first 2 weeks.Secondary study variables, implemented a posteriori, were pain scores, functional scores, and tendon healing on the Sugaya classifications over a 24-month follow-up.Primary study variables demonstrated no significant differences between groups.Secondary study variables also demonstrated no significant differences between groups, with the exception of retear rate. Retear rate was... Read More »
Level 1 RCT
1%
Synopsis: 7 clinical trials were included in this meta-analysis and systematic review which compared functional outcome and knee stability between early anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and delayed anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.Pooled analyses demonstrated no significant differences between groups in Lyshlom scores or instrumented knee laxity on the KT-1000 arthrometer. Qualitative analysis of... Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
1%
Synopsis: A total of 8 randomized controlled trials were included for data on efficacy, and 9 randomized controlled trials were included for data on harms, in this meta-analysis which investigated the effects of vitamin D and/or calcium supplementation in community-dwelling adults over the age of 50 years.Overall, quantitative and qualitative assessment of fractures rates from efficacy studies demonstrated no significant differences between vitamin D alone, calcium alone, and vitamin D plus calcium compared to placebo. In the harms... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis