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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: 16 studies (6 prospective and 10 retrospective cohort studies) (3906 open fractures) that assessed the relationship between time to operative debridement of open fractures and infections were identified. The results of Read More »
Conference Report
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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
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Synopsis: 99 patients with lumbar facet joint syndrome were randomized to one of three study groups for the purpose of comparing the efficacy of pain and disability relief throughout a 12-week observational period: (1) combination of methylprednisolone injection and oral diclofenac, (2) methylprednisolone injection alone, or (3) oral diclofenac alone. Results demonstrated that Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 100 patients with an ankle sprain presenting to the emergency department within 24 hours of injury were randomized to be administered either topical ketoprofen gel or a placebo gel. The purpose of this study was to compare pain reduction between groups within the first 30 minutes after application of the gel. Results demonstrated significantly Read More »
Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: 59 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to participate or not participate in a preoperative progressive resistance training program. The purpose of this study was to determine if preoperative resistance training led to significantly increased preoperative and short-term postoperative functional performance and muscle strength. Patients allocated to Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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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
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Synopsis: 10 randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis which examined the use of aquatic therapy in the treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The pooled results suggested that the efficacy of aquatic exercises seemed to be similar to that of land based exercise, and may represent an alternative method of management in this population of patients. In future trials Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 17 patients were randomized to investigate the effects of a single bout of anterior to posterior (AP) talocrural joint mobilization for acute lateral ankle sprains. Patients received either a single 30-second bout of grade III AP talocrural joint mobilization or no intervention and were assessed after the first 24 hours. A single bout Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 137 randomized controlled trials, consisting of 33,243 patients, were included in this network meta-analysis. The aim of this study was to assess and compare the efficacy of current pharmacologic treatments for primary knee osteoarthritis. Treatments such as Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis