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Synopsis: 553 leisure-time runners were randomized to three groups that differed only in the heel-to-toe drop (10mm, 6mm, or 0mm) of their running shoes. The investigators measured the risk of injury over 6 months. Overall, there were Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: 36 patients with symptomatic recurrence after partial meniscectomy were included in this pilot randomized controlled trial and parallel preference study. 21 patients were randomized to either meniscal allograft transplantation or a physiotherapy program, while 15 patients chose their group as part of a preference study. Baseline demographics and treatment outcomes were similar between the randomized and non-randomized cohorts, which allowed for the data to be pooled and analyzed together. Patients were followed Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 94 patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain were randomized to physical therapy-based treatments using global postural re-education (GPR) or manual therapy. The purpose of this trial was to determine if the global postural re-education therapy could reduce pain and disability in comparison to manual therapy when evaluated over a 6-month follow-up. Results demonstrated that Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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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: 92 patients with lateral epicondylitis for at least 6 months who were nonresponsive to previous conservative therapies were randomized to either an injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or operative treatment through open debridement/release. Patients were assessed using the Patient-Reported Tennis Elbow Evaluation (PRTEE) and the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire over a 12-month period. Results demonstrated no Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 192 patients with symptomatic, unilateral degenerative knee pathology were randomized to intraarticular injections of either leukocyte-rich platelet-rich plasma or high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid. Injections were administered once weekly for 3 weeks. Outcomes reported included Read More »
Conference Report
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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 »
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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 »
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Synopsis: 100 patients with isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis were randomized to undergo either patellofemoral joint arthroplasty (PFA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Patients were followed for a minimum of 2 years, with results related to clinical and functional outcome reported. Results demonstrated significantly Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 573 patients included a randomized trial to compare two methods of surgical fixation for femoral neck fractures in the elderly were also included in this observational study to determine the proportion of patients taking vitamin D supplementation and its effects on physical function and reoperation rate. Patients were categorized into 3 cohorts; non-users (did not take vitamin D supplementation), inconsistent vitamin D supplementation users (1-2 visits), and consistent vitamin D supplementation users (3-4 visits). Results indicated that Read More »
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