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Synopsis: 620 patients with an unstable ankle fracture were randomized to treatment with either close contact casting or internal fixation. The purpose of this study was to determine if functional outcome within the first 6 months after casting was equivalent to internal fixation. Secondary clinical and Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
5%
Synopsis: 72 elderly patients with an unstable intertrochanteric fracture were randomized to receive traction table facilitated intramedullary nailing or manual traction intramedullary nailing. The purpose of this study was to compare the two methods of traction in terms of their surgical, functional, and radiographic outcome. Duration of preparation Read More »
Level 2 RCT
4%
Synopsis: 25 patients with septic knee arthritis were randomized to irrigation through arthroscopy or arthrotomy. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of each method in treating initial infection, as well as outcomes during a physical examination at 7, 14, 21, and 42 days after surgery. Despite two cases Read More »
Level 2 RCT
3%
Synopsis: 68 patients with an unstable syndesmosis injury following an external rotation ankle fracture with posterior malleolus involvement were randomized to the management of the syndesmotic injury with either anterior-inferior tibiofibular ligament repair and augmentation with anchor-anchor rope construct, or standard trans-syndesmosis screw fixation. The fracture in both groups was fixed with plates and screws. Patients were followed Read More »
Level 2 RCT
3%
Synopsis: 5 randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis to compare arthroscopic partial meniscectomy to conservative treatment for the management of nonobstructive meniscal tears. Data from included studies was pooled for physical function outcomes, pain, and activity level over multiple time points up to 24-month follow-up. The results from Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis
2%
Synopsis: Eight randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with plates or intramedullary nails in the treatment of mid-shaft or distal-third diaphyseal humerus fractures. Results demonstrated significant differences between methods in operative time, functional outcome, and incidence of nerve injury, all in favour of MIPO fixation. No significant differences Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
2%
Synopsis: 68 pediatric patients with displaced supracondylar humeral fractures were randomized to one of two methods of closed reduction. In one group, if closed manipulation did not yield acceptable reduction, the joystick technique was used to facilitate reduction. In the other Read More »
Level 2 RCT
2%
Synopsis: 60 patients with a complete Achilles tendon rupture were randomized to either open repair with a Krackow stitch followed by standardized rehabilitation or nonoperative treatment with standardized rehabilitation alone. The purpose of this study was to compare results on the Leppilahti score, calf strength, health-related quality of life and re-rupture rate between groups over an 18-month follow-up. No significant differences Read More »
Level 2 RCT
2%
Synopsis: 19 elderly patients (75 years or older) with a displaced olecranon fracture were randomized to be managed nonoperatively through immobilization for 2 weeks, or operatively with either tension band wiring or plate fixation. The purpose of this study was to compare 1-year clinical/functional outcomes, complication rate, and cost between groups. No significant differences Read More »
Conference Report
2%
Synopsis: 109 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to undergo the procedure with or without the use of a tourniquet. The purpose of this study was to compare the rate of deep vein thrombosis at 7 days postoperatively. Results demonstrated a Read More »
Level 2 RCT