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21. Accuracy comparisons of intra-articular knee injection between the new modified anterolateral Approach and superolateral approach in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis without effusion. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Accuracy comparisons of intra-articular knee injection between the new modified anterolateral Approach and superolateral approach in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis without effusion. Intra-articular knee injection with steroid or various other agents have been used to control the local inflammation and relieve pain in the osteoarthritis knee. To achieve the maximal potential therapeutic worth and decrease the complications from the inaccurate knee injection, these medications (...) should be delivered directly into the intra-articular space. Injection technique is one of the most important factors for accuracy of knee injection. Therefore, this study was aimed to propose the new modified anterolateral injection technique for higher accuracy of knee injection in symptomatic osteoarthritis knee without effusion.Patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis without effusion were included prospectively from May 2014 to May 2015 and randomized into 2 groups for knee injection: Modified

2019 Asia-Pacific journal of sports medicine, arthroscopy, rehabilitation and technology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

22. In adult patients with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee, does running cause harm in comparison with standard strengthening exercises?

with standard strengthening exercises? Clinical bottom line There was no evidence that answered this specific question. Whilst appraising the identified articles we found information of interest pertaining to running and arthritis however these were not comparative studies. Why is this important? Patients with knee osteoarthritis often ask if running will cause harm or whether they should only do the standard prescribed physiotherapy exercises. As a group of clinicians we felt we needed more evidence (...) to appropriately give evidence based advice whilst keeping patients as functional as possible and not limiting their desired sporting activities. Search timeframe 1946 - 2018 Inclusion Criteria Description Search terms Population and Setting Adults, Clinical diagnosis of PFJ OA and/or Tibiofemoral OA Runners. Adults Runner/s Patello femoral joint osteoarthritis Tibiofemoral joint osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis Jogging Intervention or Exposure Running High impact lower limb exercise Plyometric exercises Running

2019 Public Health England

23. Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Hyaluronic Acid Injections for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: Results at 5 Years of a Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial (Abstract)

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 (...) 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

2019 EvidenceUpdates

24. Short-term effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and ultrasound therapies on muscle architecture and functional capacity in knee osteoarthritis: a randomized study (Abstract)

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 (...) intervention groups, five days a week, for three weeks: the combination of NMES application, hot pack, and exercise therapy was applied to the NMES group. The combination of therapeutic ultrasound, hot pack and exercise therapy was applied to the ultrasound therapy group.Subjects were evaluated for pain and functional capacity with the use of the visual analog pain scale (VAS), Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC), and 15 meter walking test. The muscle architecture (muscle

2019 EvidenceUpdates

25. Efficacy and Safety of Massage for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: a Randomized Clinical Trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Efficacy and Safety of Massage for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: a Randomized Clinical Trial Current treatment options for knee osteoarthritis have limited effectiveness and potentially adverse side effects. Massage may offer a safe and effective complement to the management of knee osteoarthritis.Examine effects of whole-body massage on knee osteoarthritis, compared to active control (light-touch) and usual care.Multisite RCT assessing the efficacy of massage compared to light-touch and usual (...) care in adults with knee osteoarthritis, with assessments at baseline and weeks 8, 16, 24, 36, and 52. Subjects in massage or light-touch groups received eight weekly treatments, then were randomized to biweekly intervention or usual care to week 52. The original usual care group continued to week 24. Analysis was performed on an intention-to-treat basis.Five hundred fifty-one screened for eligibility, 222 adults with knee osteoarthritis enrolled, 200 completed 8-week assessments, and 175 completed

2019 EvidenceUpdates

26. 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 Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2019 EvidenceUpdates

27. Periosteal Electrical Dry Needling as an Adjunct to Exercise and Manual Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Periosteal Electrical Dry Needling as an Adjunct to Exercise and Manual Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial To compare the effects of adding electrical dry needling into a manual therapy (MT) and exercise program on pain, stiffness, function, and disability in individuals with painful knee osteoarthritis (OA).In total, 242 participants (n=242) with painful knee OA were randomized to receive 6 weeks of electrical dry needling, MT, and exercise (n=121) or MT (...) and exercise (n=121). The primary outcome was related-disability as assessed by the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index at 3 months.Individuals receiving the combination of electrical dry needling, MT, and exercise experienced significantly greater improvements in related-disability (WOMAC: F=35.504; P<0.001) than those receiving MT and exercise alone at 6 weeks and 3 months. Patients receiving electrical dry needling were 1.7 times more likely to have completely stopped

2018 EvidenceUpdates

28. Clinic-Based Patellar Mobilization Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Clinic-Based Patellar Mobilization Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial We performed a phase 2 randomized clinical trial to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of a clinic-based patellar mobilization therapy (PMT) in patients with knee osteoarthritis.We recruited 208 patients with knee osteoarthritis at primary care clinics in Hong Kong. Patients were randomly assigned (1:1) to the intervention group or the control group. The intervention group received 3 PMT (...) to reduce pain and improve function and quality of life for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Future clinical trials with comparison to other active comparator controls will help determine the overall efficacy and facilitate the deployment of PMT in real-world practice.© 2018 Annals of Family Medicine, Inc.

2018 EvidenceUpdates

29. Effectiveness of low-dose radiation therapy on symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised, double-blinded, sham-controlled trial (Abstract)

Effectiveness of low-dose radiation therapy on symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised, double-blinded, sham-controlled trial Low-dose radiation therapy (LDRT) for benign disorders such as knee osteoarthritis (OA) is widely used in some parts of the world, despite absence of controlled studies. We evaluated the effect of LDRT on symptoms and inflammation in patients with knee OA.In this randomised, double-blinded, sham-controlled clinical trial (RCT), we recruited patients (...) with knee OA (clinical ACR criteria) in the Netherlands, aged ≥50 years, pain score ≥5/10 and non-responding to analgesics and exercise therapy. Patients were randomised 1:1 to receive LDRT (1 Gray per fraction) or sham intervention six times in 2 weeks, stratified by pain (<8 versus ≥8/10). Primary outcome was the proportion of OMERACT-OARSI responders, 3 months postintervention. Secondary outcomes included pain, function and inflammatory signs assessed by ultrasound, MRI and serum inflammatory

2018 EvidenceUpdates

30. Structured Education and Neuromuscular Exercise Program for Hip and/or Knee Osteoarthritis

Structured Education and Neuromuscular Exercise Program for Hip and/or Knee Osteoarthritis Public Comment: Held July 19 to August 9, 2018. Structured Education and Neuromuscular Exercise Program for Hip and/or Knee Osteoarthritis: Health Quality Ontario Recommendation FINAL RECOMMENDATION • Health Quality Ontario, under the guidance of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee, recommends publicly funding a structured education and neuromuscular exercise program for the management (...) of people with osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee RATIONALE FOR THE RECOMMENDATION The Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee has reviewed the findings of the health technology assessment 1 and concluded that a structured education and neuromuscular exercise program provides clinical benefit in the management of hip and/or knee osteoarthritis and is consistent with patient values and preferences. The Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee supported data collection and outcome monitoring

2018 Health Quality Ontario

31. Smoothness of the knee joint movement during the stance phase in patients with severe knee osteoarthritis Full Text available with Trip Pro

Smoothness of the knee joint movement during the stance phase in patients with severe knee osteoarthritis Patients with knee osteoarthritis can significantly affect the function of the knee joint in terms of joint range and mobility and have a stereotypical pattern of knee stiffness during gait, caused by an increased resistance in the muscles and soft tissues during the stance phase of knee joint movement. Smoothness in movement, such as during walking and running, is assumed to be attained (...) by adulthood; however, disruptions in gait pattern due to injury or performance enhancement can alter the smoothness of the movement, and this is often quantified in terms of "jerk". A higher jerk value is linked with a decrease in smoothness. However few have reported to evaluate the smoothness of the knee joint movement during walking in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The purpose of the present study was to quantify the smoothness of the knee joint movement during walking in people with knee

2018 Asia-Pacific journal of sports medicine, arthroscopy, rehabilitation and technology

32. Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis

questions for hip OA 691 Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis Second edition Summary: Plain language Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease and the most common form of chronic arthritis. It is characterised by joint pain, stiffness and swelling, and mainly affects the hands, knees and hips. OA most frequently occurs in people aged >55 years, although younger people can also be affected. Risk factors for OA include joint injury, being overweight or obese, and older age (...) management of hip and knee osteoarthritis in 2009. Since then, there has been substantial progress in evaluating the effectiveness and safety of commonly used and new therapies for osteoarthritis (OA). The objective of this new guideline is to present the best available, current scientific evidence for OA interventions, covering all interventions other than joint replacement for the hip and knee. Target population and audience This guideline applies to all adults diagnosed with symptomatic OA of the hip

2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal

33. Is four-week underwater treadmill exercise regimen compared to home exercise efficacious for pain relief and functional improvement in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis? A randomized controlled trial (Abstract)

Is four-week underwater treadmill exercise regimen compared to home exercise efficacious for pain relief and functional improvement in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis? A randomized controlled trial To investigate the efficacy of a four-week underwater treadmill exercise regimen compared to a home exercise regimen relative to pain relief and functional improvement in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis.Single-blind randomized controlled trial.Outpatient.Eighty primary knee (...) improvement and higher patient satisfaction than those in control group (13 (39.4%) vs. 4 (10.8%); P = 0.014 and 23 (69.7%) vs. 16 (43.2%); P = 0.021, respectively).Exercise using an underwater treadmill was found to be as efficacious as home exercise for relieving pain and improving function in obese people with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis.

2018 EvidenceUpdates

34. Effectiveness and feasibility of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis: a pilot randomized controlled trial (Abstract)

Effectiveness and feasibility of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis: a pilot randomized controlled trial To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain relief and function improvement in patients with knee osteoarthritis and to determine the feasibility of an eight-week acupuncture intervention.Pilot randomized controlled trial.Three teaching hospitals in China.Patients with knee osteoarthritis (Kellgren grade II or III).Patients were randomly assigned to an eight-week (three sessions (...) intervention of knee osteoarthritis was feasible and safe. No difference was observed between groups due to small sample size. Larger (sample size ⩾ 296) randomized controlled trials of this intervention appear justified.

2018 EvidenceUpdates

35. Knee osteoarthritis

joint pain due to osteoarthritis ( OA ) is extremely prevalent and a major cause of physical dysfunction and psychosocial distress. Exercise is recommended to reduce joint pain and improve physical function, but the effect of exercise on psychosocial function (health beliefs, depression, anxiety and quality of life) in this population (...) or knee (or both) pain (defined as more than six months' duration).To be included in the qualitative synthesis, studies had to have reported people's opinions (...) in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in patients with knee osteoarthritis . 27477804 2016 08 26 2016 12 28 2326-5205 69 1 2017 Jan Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) Combined Treatment With Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine Sulfate Shows No Superiority Over Placebo for Reduction of Joint Pain and Functional Impairment in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis : A Six-Month Multicenter (...) , Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. 77-85 10.1002/art.39819

2018 Trip Latest and Greatest

36. Knee osteoarthritis in professional football is related to severe knee injury and knee surgery Full Text available with Trip Pro

Knee osteoarthritis in professional football is related to severe knee injury and knee surgery As a consequence of severe knee injuries, knee osteoarthritis (OA) seems prevalent in retired professional footballers. However, some epidemiological data remain missing, for instance whether knee OA is also prevalent in current professional footballers, whether knee OA is associated with knee injuries and surgeries, and whether knee OA leads to a lower level of functioning. Therefore, three research (...) questions were answered: (i) what is the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis (OA) among current and retired professional footballers? (ii) is severe knee injury or knee surgery associated with knee OA among current and retired professional footballers? (iii) what are the consequences of knee OA on physical knee function among current and retired professional footballers?An observational study based on a cross-sectional design by means of questionnaires was conducted. Participants were current and retired

2018 Injury epidemiology

37. MMP-3 in the peripheral serum as a biomarker of knee osteoarthritis, 40 years after open total knee meniscectomy Full Text available with Trip Pro

that the levels of serum MMP-3 correlated only with the synovial fluid levels of MMP-3 in the operated knee and not with the non-operated joint (p = 0.0252, r = 0.7706 vs. p = 0.0764, r = 0.6576). Multiple regression analysis for patient's quality of life based on these biomarkers revealed an almost perfect result with an R2 of 0.9998 and a p value = 0.0087.Our results suggest that serum levels of MMP3 could be used as a potential biomarker for knee osteoarthritis, using a simple blood test. Larger cohorts (...) MMP-3 in the peripheral serum as a biomarker of knee osteoarthritis, 40 years after open total knee meniscectomy To explore potential biomarkers in a meniscectomy-induced knee osteoarthritis model, at forty years after meniscectomy.We carried out a forty-year study of 53 patients who, as adolescents, underwent open total meniscectomy and assessed two potential synovial and serum biomarkers, namely glycosaminoglycan (GAG) and matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3). Of the 30 patients available

2018 Journal of experimental orthopaedics

38. Effects of a Single Intra-Articular Injection of a Microsphere Formulation of Triamcinolone Acetonide on Knee Osteoarthritis Pain: A Double-Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multinational Study Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effects of a Single Intra-Articular Injection of a Microsphere Formulation of Triamcinolone Acetonide on Knee Osteoarthritis Pain: A Double-Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multinational Study Intra-articular corticosteroids relieve osteoarthritis pain, but rapid systemic absorption limits efficacy. FX006, a novel, microsphere-based, extended-release triamcinolone acetonide (TA) formulation, prolongs TA joint residence and reduces systemic exposure compared with standard TA crystalline (...) suspension (TAcs). We assessed symptomatic benefits and safety of FX006 compared with saline-solution placebo and TAcs.In this Phase-3, multicenter, double-blinded, 24-week study, adults ≥40 years of age with knee osteoarthritis (Kellgren-Lawrence grade 2 or 3) and average-daily-pain (ADP)-intensity scores of ≥5 and ≤9 (0 to 10 numeric rating scale) were centrally randomized (1:1:1) to a single intra-articular injection of FX006 (32 mg), saline-solution placebo, or TAcs (40 mg). The primary end point

2018 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high

39. The effect of 12-week garlic supplementation on symptom relief in overweight or obese women with knee osteoarthritis (Abstract)

The effect of 12-week garlic supplementation on symptom relief in overweight or obese women with knee osteoarthritis Chronic joint pain and stiffness, and functional disability, are the major debilitating features of osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of this study was to assess the effect of 12-week supplementation with a garlic supplement on knee osteoarthritis outcomes in overweight or obese women.Seventy-six postmenopausal overweight or obese women (25≤BMI≤40 kg/m2 ) with medically diagnosed knee (...) OA participated in this randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-design trial. After randomisation into 2 groups, patients received a daily dose of either 1000 mg odourless garlic tablet, or placebo, for 12 weeks. The total Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), as well as pain, stiffness and physical function subscales, were evaluated pre- and poststudy. Anthropometric parameters and body composition (using bioelectrical impedance analysis) were also

2018 EvidenceUpdates

40. Systematic clinical evidence review of NASHA (Durolane hyaluronic acid) for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis Full Text available with Trip Pro

Systematic clinical evidence review of NASHA (Durolane hyaluronic acid) for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis Pain and limitations in joint mobility associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA) are clinically challenging to manage, and advanced progression of disease can often lead to total knee arthroplasty. Intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid (HA), also referred to as viscosupplementation, is a non-surgical treatment approach for OA, the effectiveness of which may depend on the HA (...) composition, and the length of time over which it resides in the joint. One of the available options for such therapies includes NASHA (Durolane HA), a non-animal, biofermentation-derived product, which is manufactured using a process that stabilizes the HA molecules to slow down their rate of degradation and produce a unique formulation with a terminal half-life of ~1 month. The objectives of the current review were to assess, in patients with OA of the knee, the efficacy and safety of intra-articular

2018 Open access rheumatology : research and reviews