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Synopsis: 9 randomized controlled trials which compared autologous whole blood (ABI) injections to either corticosteroid injections (CSI) (6 RCTs) or platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) (3 RCTs) in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis were included in the current meta-analysis. Comparisons were performed to assess the effect of these treatment options on pain. Pooled results demonstrated Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 6 randomized controlled trials (n=271) were included in this systematic review for the purpose of comparing transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) with several other treatments for rotator cuff tendinopathy, including ultrasound therapy, corticosteroid injection, heat therapy, and pulse radiofrequency. Results demonstrated that although significant improvements were achieved by patients treated with TENS when compared to pre-treatment measurements, the majority of clinical outcomes showed comparable improvements between active treatment groups. However, due to Read More »
Level 3 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 111 individuals with tight hamstrings were randomized to one of three treatment protocols: a stretching program that focused the hip joint, a stretching program that focused on the knee joint, or to a control group that did not participate in stretching. This study was conducted in order to determine whether the location at which the stretches were performed influenced improvement in range of motion after the 8-week program. Findings indicated that Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Seven randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy of corticosteroid injections in the treatment of enthesopathy of the extensor carpi radialis brevis origin. Included RCTs featured local anesthetic or placebo saline injections as a control. Results demonstrated significantly Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: Ten randomized controlled trials (645 patients) were included in this meta-analysis to determine the effect of therapeutic ultrasound in the management of knee osteoarthritis when compared to sham or no-intervention. The pooled results of this meta-analysis indicated that therapeutic ultrasound significantly reduced pain and improved function compared to sham treatment. Additionally, few adverse Read More »
Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: A total of 15 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included in this systematic review to determine the efficacy and safety of different forms of acupuncture in the management of musculoskeletal disorders. Ten trials reported on musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities: three on carpal tunnel syndrome; two on lateral epicondylitis; four on shoulder pain; and one on general upper extremity pain. Five trials reported Read More »
Level 3 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 2258 community-dwelling women, 70 years of age or older, were randomized to receive an annual high dosage of 500 000 IU of cholecalciferol (Vitamin D) or a placebo for 3-5 years. The purpose of this study was to compare adherence and the risk of falls and fractures between groups. At study completion, Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 49 patients over the age of 50 undergoing surgical treatment for chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy were randomly assigned to receive Achilles debridement alone or in conjunction with a flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfer. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the addition of FHL tendon transfer to the conventional Achilles debridement procedure further reduced pain and improved function up to 1 year post-operative. Outcomes were assessed Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 37 studies (n=2251 repairs) investigating either early or delayed initiation of active range of motion exercises in patients who had undergone rotator cuff repairs were included in this meta-analysis. As postoperative rehabilitation has been suggested to influence the structural integrity of the repair, the present analysis was conducted in order to determine if retear rates were affected by the timing of active ROM initiation. Early initiation of Read More »
Author verified Level 3 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 43 patients with unilateral plantar fasciitis were randomized to receive either a singular steroid injection or several physical therapy sessions consisting of joint mobilization and stretching exercises, for the purpose of evaluating pain and function outcomes over a one-year period. The results of this study demonstrated that both groups significantly improved from baseline at 3, 6, and 12-week time points for pain and function. Patients in the Read More »
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