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Synopsis: 48 patients with calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff were randomized to an ultrasound-guided subacromial corticosteroid injection (SAIC) injection with or without additional ultrasound-guided barbotage.Patients were assessed for functional scores and rate of secondary intervention (barbotage or surgery) over 5-year follow-up. Results demonstrated a... Read More »
Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: 120 female subjects with nonspecific chronic back pain were randomised to receive a semi-intensive multidisciplinary rehabilitation intervention in an outpatient setting or to an individual physiotherapy intervention.The primary outcomes were pain, disability, and other patient-oriented results. Results indicated that... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 140 patients with shoulder impingement syndrome were randomized to acromioplasty followed by an exercise therapy program, or to an exercise therapy program alone.Patients were followed up for measures of patient-reported pain and disability over 11- to 13-year follow-up. Results demonstrated no... Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 19 randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis and systematic review comparing outcomes between four-strand hamstring tendon autografts and patellar tendon autografts at a minimum follow-up of 2-years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.Pooled analyses demonstrated no significant differences between graft choices in re-rupture rate, objective and subjective tests of knee laxity/stability, and patient-reported functional measures. Outcomes which demonstrated... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 132 patients with mild-to-moderate, symptomatic knee osteoarthritis were randomized to a single injection of either HYA-JOINT Plus (SciVision Biotech) or Synvisc-One (Sanofi-Aventis).Patients were assessed over a 6-month follow-up for patient-reported outcome measures, functional performance measures, patient satisfaction, and rate of adverse events.Pain assessed using a visual analog scale was significantly lower in the HYA-JOINT Plus group compared to the Synvisc-One group at 1, 3, and 6 months, but pain assessed on the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) did not significantly differ between groups at any point.WOMAC Stiffness score at 6 months was also significantly lower in the HYA-JOINT Plus group compared to the Synvisc-One group. All other outcomes... Read More »
Level 1 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 »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 173 patients with chronic low back pain due to single-level lumbar degenerative disease were randomized to either total disc replacement or a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program.Patients were followed up for 8 years after treatment for outcome on the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), as well as pain, quality of life, occupational status, satisfaction, drug use, complications and additional back surgery. After 8 years,... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 40 patients with extra-articular distal tibia fractures were randomized to receive either Ilizarov external fixation (IE), or conventional plate osteosynthesis (PO) as treatment.The purpose of this study was to compare clinical, functional, and radiographic outcomes of these two procedures.The results of this study indicated that Ilizarov external fixation resulted in superior outcomes compared to plate osteosynthesis, with no cases of delayed union or nonunion.Patients in the Ilizarov group were also able to immediately bear weight, and this treatment resulted in a shorter time to union.These results should be interpreted with caution as this trial used a small sample size, an infrequently used outcome measure, and experience with plate osteosynthesis may have been limited. Further high-quality trials... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 48 patients with calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff were included in this randomized controlled trial to compared the clinical and radiographic outcomes of ultrasound-guided barbotage (needling and lavage) combined with an ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection in the subacromial bursa (SAI) to an ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection in the subacromial bursa alone.At 5 years, while both groups demonstrated significant improvements from baseline in clinical and resorption outcomes, there were no significant differences between groups. These results were... Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: Six randomized controlled trials (231 patients) were included in this analysis comparing short-term pain and functional outcome between a specific exercise program and general exercise program in the management of patients with subacromial impingement syndrome.Compiling data at 4-8 week follow-up, results demonstrated no significant differences between the two strategies in pain during activity, or in functional outcome. Further high-quality trials... Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis