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Meta-analysis Comparing Platelet-Rich Plasma vs Hyaluronic Acid Injection in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA) in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA).Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the use of PRP and HA in KOA patients were retrieved from each database from the establishment date to April 2018. Outcome measurements were the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis
Subscapularis tenotomy versus lesser tuberosity osteotomy during total shoulder arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis: a prospective, randomized controlled trial There is no current consensus on subscapularis mobilization during total shoulder arthroplasty. The purpose of this prospective, randomized controlled trial was to compare functional and radiographic outcomes of the more traditional subscapularis tenotomy (ST) versus lesser tuberosity osteotomy (LTO).This study enrolled 60 shoulders (...) in 59 patients with primary osteoarthritis. Thirty shoulders were preoperatively randomized to each group. Preoperative and 6-week, 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year postoperative data were collected. Ultrasound was performed at 3 months to evaluate subscapularis healing in tenotomy subjects, whereas radiographs were used to evaluate osteotomy healing. Intraoperative data included operative time, tenotomy or osteotomy repair time, and osteotomy thickness.No significant differences in range of motion
Knee Osteoarthritis After Single-Bundle Versus Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials To systematically review high-quality studies in the literature to compare the postoperative radiographic incidence of knee osteoarthritis (OA) after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) with a single-bundle (SB) versus double-bundle (DB) graft.A systematic review was performed by searching PubMed, the Cochrane Library (...) , and Embase to locate randomized controlled trials that compared the postoperative progression of knee OA in SB versus DB ACLR patients. The search terms used were "anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction," "single-bundle," "double-bundle," "randomized," and "osteoarthritis." Patients were assessed based on radiographic evaluation (Kellgren-Lawrence [K-L] and objective International Knee Documentation Committee scales) and graft failure.A total of 7 studies (5 Level I and 2 Level II) met the inclusion
Immediate Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Pain and Physical Performance in Individuals With Preradiographic Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial To investigate the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on knee pain and comprehensive physical function in preradiographic knee osteoarthritis.A single, participant-blinded, randomized controlled trial (RCT) with pre-post design.University research laboratory.Patients with knee pain
Newer Interventions for Osteoarthritis of the Knee Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) Coverage Guidance: Newer Interventions for Osteoarthritis of the Knee Approved 3/14/2019 HERC Coverage Guidance Whole body vibration Whole body vibration is not recommended for coverage (strong recommendation). TENS TENS is not recommended for coverage (strong recommendation). Glucosamine-chondroitin Glucosamine-chondroitin is not recommended for coverage (weak recommendation). Glucosamine alone (...) is not recommended for coverage (strong recommendation). Chondroitin alone is not recommended for coverage (weak recommendation). Platelet-rich plasma Platelet-rich plasma is not recommended for coverage (weak recommendation) Note: Definitions for strength of recommendation are in Appendix A. GRADE Table Element Descriptions. Rationales for each recommendation appear below in the GRADE table. 2 ¦ Newer Interventions for Osteoarthritis of the Knee Approved 3/14/2019 Table of Contents Coverage Guidance: Newer
Association of Tramadol With All-Cause Mortality Among Patients With Osteoarthritis. An American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons guideline recommends tramadol for patients with knee osteoarthritis, and an American College of Rheumatology guideline conditionally recommends tramadol as first-line therapy for patients with knee osteoarthritis, along with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.To examine the association of tramadol prescription with all-cause mortality among patients (...) with osteoarthritis.Sequential, propensity score-matched cohort study at a general practice in the United Kingdom. Individuals aged at least 50 years with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis in the Health Improvement Network database from January 2000 to December 2015, with follow-up to December 2016.Initial prescription of tramadol (n = 44 451), naproxen (n = 12 397), diclofenac (n = 6512), celecoxib (n = 5674), etoricoxib (n = 2946), or codeine (n = 16 922).All-cause mortality within 1 year after initial tramadol prescription
Intramuscular electrical stimulus potentiates motor cortex modulation effects on pain and descending inhibitory systems in knee osteoarthritis: a randomized, factorial, sham-controlled study Neuroplastic changes in nociceptive pathways contribute to severity of symptoms in knee osteoarthritis (KOA). A new look at neuroplastic changes management includes modulation of the primary motor cortex by transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).We investigated whether tDCS combined
Paracetamol versus placebo for knee and hip osteoarthritis. Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is vastly recommended as the first-line analgesic for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. However, there has been controversy about this recommendation given recent studies have revealed small effects of paracetamol when compared with placebo. Nonetheless, past studies have not systematically reviewed and appraised the literature to investigate the effects of this drug on specific osteoarthritis sites (...) , that is, hip or knee, or on the dose used.To assess the benefits and harms of paracetamol compared with placebo in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee.We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, Embase, AMED, CINAHL, Web of Science, LILACS, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts to 3 October 2017, and ClinicalTrials.gov and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) portal on 20 October 2017.We included randomised
Could Activity Modifications Indicate Physical Decline Among Adults With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis? Mobility activity modifications indicate early functional losses that act as precursors to future declines among community-dwelling older adults. However, there is scarce evidence on whether activity modifications indicate poorer physical health among adults with symptomatic osteoarthritis, a major cause of disability. Our purpose was to investigate whether patient-reported mobility (...) with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. If confirmed, patient-reported activity modifications may enhance symptom evaluation in osteoarthritis and enable a better understanding of the disablement process.
Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Pain and Muscle Strength in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis. No studies comparing the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection and placebo injection in bilateral knee osteoarthritis in the same patient, or discussing muscle strength after PRP injection, have been published.Twenty patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis were eligible, and 40 knees were randomized into two groups: PRP (knees [right or left by a coin toss] receiving a single intra (...) -articular PRP injection) and saline group (the contralateral knee of the same patient, into which single 4-mL intra-articular injection of normal saline was administered). The primary outcome measure was Western Ontario and McMaster's Universities Osteoarthritis Index and the secondary included isokinetic test results. The evaluation was at baseline and at 2 wks, 1, 3, and 6 mos after injection.The PRP group showed a significant reduction in the Western Ontario and McMaster's Universities Osteoarthritis
Exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee and risk of subsequent osteoporotic vertebral fractures Exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee and subsequent vertebral fracture: An Evidence Snapshot 1 Exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee and risk of subsequent osteoporotic vertebral fractures Citation Garrubba M & Melder A. 2018. Exercise for Osteoarthritis of the knee and risk of subsequent osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Centre for Clinical Effectiveness, Monash Health, Victoria. Contact CCE (...) @monashhealth.org Background The evidence provided in this review aims to support decision-making for the clinical review panel currently investigating a related incident. The review provides evidence about low intensity rehabilitation exercise programs for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and whether or not participating in exercise increases risk to patients with history of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Question Does participation in a low intensity rehabilitation exercise program
Biologic Therapies for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis The use of biologic therapies for the management of knee osteoarthritis has increased, despite insufficient evidence of efficacy. Our aim was to complete a systematic review and analysis of reports utilizing the highest level-of-evidence evaluating: (1) platelet-rich plasma injections (PRPs); (2) bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs); (3) adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs); and (4) amnion-derived mesenchymal (...) stem cells (AMSCs).PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases were queried for studies evaluating PRP injections, BMSCs, ADSCs, and AMSCs in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Of 1009 studies identified within the last 5 years, 123 met inclusion criteria. A comprehensive analysis of all levels-of-evidence was performed, as well as separate analysis on level-of-evidence I studies. Level-of-evidence was determined by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons classification system.Although
Intra-articular Injection of Platelet-Rich Plasma Is Superior to Hyaluronic Acid or Saline Solution in the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Triple-Parallel, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial To prospectively compare the efficacy of intra-articular injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA) with a sham control group (normal saline solution [NS]) for knee osteoarthritis in a randomized, dose-controlled, placebo-controlled (...) , double-blind, triple-parallel clinical trial.A total of 87 osteoarthritic knees (53 patients) were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups receiving 3 weekly injections of either leukocyte-poor PRP (31 knees), HA (29 knees), or NS (27 knees). The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) score and International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) subjective score were collected at baseline and at 1, 2, 6, and 12 months after treatment. Data were analyzed using generalized
Platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis Platelet-rich plasma injections for knee Platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritisosteoarthritis Interventional procedures guidance Published: 23 January 2019 nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg637 Y Y our responsibility our responsibility This guidance represents the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising their judgement, healthcare professionals are expected to take (...) #notice-of-rights). Page 1 of 41 1 Recommendations Recommendations 1.1 Current evidence on platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis raises no major safety concerns. However, the evidence on efficacy is limited in quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent, and audit or research. 1.2 Clinicians wishing to give platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis should: Inform the clinical governance leads
Diclofenac or etoricoxib, but not paracetamol, is effective for treating osteoarthritis Diclofenac or etoricoxib, but not paracetamol, is effective for treating osteoarthritis Discover Portal Discover Portal Diclofenac or etoricoxib, but not paracetamol, is effective for treating osteoarthritis Published on 26 May 2016 doi: This review aimed to identify the most effective drugs for pain relief in hip or knee osteoarthritis. High dose diclofenac or etoricoxib were the most effective non (...) missed trials and a duplicate publication. This has not changed the overall message. Share your views on the research. Why was this study needed? Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK and the leading cause of pain in older adults. The severity of pain and functional disability can vary from person to person, from mild symptoms that come and go to more continuous and severe problems. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used to treat symptoms
People with osteoarthritis can benefit from exercise but may harbour myths about safety People with osteoarthritis can benefit from exercise but may harbour myths about safety Discover Portal Discover Portal People with osteoarthritis can benefit from exercise but may harbour myths about safety Published on 21 August 2018 doi: Programmes that show people with osteoarthritis how to exercise safely may slightly improve pain scores, self-belief and social function, but participants also report (...) the myth that discomfort while exercising indicates on-going harm. The review combines evidence from 21 randomised controlled trials evaluating exercise in hip or knee osteoarthritis with 12 studies where people receiving the intervention were interviewed about the impact of exercise on their disease. Participants were men and women aged older than 45 years. Analysis of the randomised trials provides moderate- to low-quality evidence that exercise slightly improved pain and function and gave small
Short-term effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and ultrasound therapies on muscle architecture and functional capacity in knee osteoarthritis: a randomized study To determine the effects of ultrasound therapy and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) application on the muscle architecture and functional capacity in patients with knee osteoarthritis.A randomized study.A total of 60 patients with knee osteoarthritis.Participants were randomized into one of the following two
The efficacy of electromyographic biofeedback on pain, function, and maximal thickness of vastus medialis oblique muscle in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial The aim of this survey was to examine the effect of adding electromyographic biofeedback (EMGBF) to isometric exercise, on pain, function, thickness, and maximal electrical activity in isometric contraction of the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) muscle in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).In this clinical (...) trial, 46 patients with a diagnosis of knee OA were recruited and assigned to two groups. The case group consisted of 23 patients with EMGBF-associated exercise, and the control group was made up of 23 patients with only isometric exercise. Data were gathered via visual analog scale (VAS) score, the Persian version of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index and Lequesne questionnaires, ultrasonography of the VMO, and surface electromyography of this muscle at baseline
Effects of a finger exercise program on hand function in automobile workers with hand osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial. Hand osteoarthritis reduces a person's ability to perform work activities and return to their occupation. We investigated the effects of a finger exercise program on hand grip strength, pain, physical function, and stiffness in automobile manufacturing workers with hand osteoarthritis. This randomized controlled trial was conducted on 29 subjects. Fifteen (...) experimental subjects received a finger exercise program with paraffin baths, while 14 control subjects received only paraffin baths. Hand grip strength, pain, physical function, and stiffness were assessed at baseline and 8 weeks later. In the experimental group, hand grip strength (P < 0.001) and Australian/Canadian osteoarthritis hand index (AUSCAN) scores (pain, P < 0.001; stiffness, P < 0.001; physical function, P < 0.001) were significantly improved by 3.52 ± 2.03, 21.6 ± 8.3 (pain), 16.8 ± 10.21
Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Hyaluronic Acid Injections for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: Results at 5 Years of a Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections have been proposed as a new conservative option for knee degeneration to provide symptomatic relief and delay surgical intervention. Although the current literature provides some evidence on the benefits of this technique compared with viscosupplementation, no studies have been performed (...) to compare their long-term effects.To compare the long-term clinical outcomes provided by intra-articular injections of either PRP or hyaluronic acid (HA) to treat knee degenerative disease.Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1.Patients with a history of chronic symptomatic knee degenerative changes and osteoarthritis (Kellgren-Lawrence grade 0-3) were enrolled: 192 patients were randomized to undergo 3 blinded weekly intra-articular injections of either PRP or HA. Patients were prospectively