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81. The Ottawa panel clinical practice guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis. Part one: Introduction, and mind-body exercise programs (Abstract)

The Ottawa panel clinical practice guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis. Part one: Introduction, and mind-body exercise programs To identify effective mind-body exercise programs and provide clinicians and patients with updated, high-quality recommendations concerning non-traditional land-based exercises for knee osteoarthritis.A systematic search and adapted selection criteria included comparative controlled trials with mind-body exercise programs for patients with knee (...) osteoarthritis. A panel of experts reached consensus on the recommendations using a Delphi survey. A hierarchical alphabetical grading system (A, B, C+, C, D, D+, D-) was used, based on statistical significance ( P < 0.5) and clinical importance (⩾15% improvement).The four high-quality studies identified demonstrated that various mind-body exercise programs are promising for improving the management of knee osteoarthritis. Hatha Yoga demonstrated significant improvement for pain relief (Grade B) and physical

2017 EvidenceUpdates

82. The Ottawa panel clinical practice guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis. Part two: Strengthening exercise programs (Abstract)

The Ottawa panel clinical practice guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis. Part two: Strengthening exercise programs To identify effective strengthening exercise programs and provide rehabilitation teams and patients with updated, high-quality recommendations concerning traditional land-based exercises for knee osteoarthritis.A systematic search and adapted selection criteria included comparative controlled trials with strengthening exercise programs for patients with knee (...) osteoarthritis. A panel of experts reached consensus on the recommendations using a Delphi survey. A hierarchical alphabetical grading system (A, B, C+, C, D, D+ or D-) was based on statistical significance ( p < 0.5) and clinical importance (⩾15% improvement).The 26 high-quality studies identified demonstrated that various strengthening exercise programs with/without other types of therapeutic exercises are generally effective for improving knee osteoarthritis management within a six-month period

2017 EvidenceUpdates

83. The Ottawa panel clinical practice guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis. Part three: Aerobic exercise programs (Abstract)

The Ottawa panel clinical practice guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis. Part three: Aerobic exercise programs To identify effective aerobic exercise programs and provide clinicians and patients with updated, high-quality recommendations concerning traditional land-based exercises for knee osteoarthritis.A systematic search and adapted selection criteria included comparative controlled trials with strengthening exercise programs for patients with knee osteoarthritis. A panel (...) of experts reached consensus on the recommendations using a Delphi survey. A hierarchical alphabetical grading system (A, B, C+, C, D, D+, or D-) was used, based on statistical significance ( P < 0.5) and clinical importance (⩾15% improvement).The five high-quality studies included demonstrated that various aerobic training exercises are generally effective for improving knee osteoarthritis within a 12-week period. An aerobic exercise program demonstrated significant improvement for pain relief (Grade B

2017 EvidenceUpdates

84. Impact of total knee replacement practice: cost effectiveness analysis of data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Full Text available with Trip Pro

averaged across levels of confounding variables: 1.70 (95% uncertainty interval 0.26 to 3.57) for SF-12 physical component summary (PCS); -10.69 (-13.39 to -8.01) for Western Ontario and McMaster Universities arthritis index (WOMAC); and 9.16 (6.35 to 12.49) for knee injury and osteoarthritis outcome score (KOOS) quality of life subscale. These improvements became larger with decreasing functional status at baseline. Provision of total knee replacement to patients with SF-12 PCS scores <35 (...) Impact of total knee replacement practice: cost effectiveness analysis of data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Objectives To evaluate the impact of total knee replacement on quality of life in people with knee osteoarthritis and to estimate associated differences in lifetime costs and quality adjusted life years (QALYs) according to use by level of symptoms.Design Marginal structural modeling and cost effectiveness analysis based on lifetime predictions for total knee replacement and death

2017 BMJ

85. Effect of Topical Application of Nigella Sativa Oil and Oral Acetaminophen on Pain in Elderly with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Crossover Clinical Trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

osteoarthritis residing in a parents' home in Sabzevar.This study is done as a crossover clinical trial. After obtaining written consent of elderly patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, they were randomly divided into two groups. In step 1, in group 1, 1 cc of Nigella sativa oil was applied on the knee joint every 8 hours for 3 weeks; for the second group, every 8 hours for 3 weeks, patients were given 1 tablet of 325 mg acetaminophen. After a period of 1 month without medication to wash out each group (...) Effect of Topical Application of Nigella Sativa Oil and Oral Acetaminophen on Pain in Elderly with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Crossover Clinical Trial. Limited evidence supports Nigella sativa's role as an effective complementary and alternative medicine and the anti-inflammatory effects of Nigella sativa on patients with allergic rhinitis.The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of topical application of Nigella sativa oil and oral acetaminophen on pain in the elderly with knee

2017 Electronic physician Controlled trial quality: uncertain

86. Improving Symptoms in Knee Osteoarthritis: Can We Get There From Here? Full Text available with Trip Pro

States Ann Intern Med 0372351 0003-4819 AIM IM Ann Intern Med. 2017 Apr 4;166(7):453-462 28241215 Humans Osteoarthritis, Knee 2017 2 28 6 0 2017 12 9 6 0 2017 2 28 6 0 ppublish 28241277 2605038 10.7326/M17-0330 PMC5868739 NIHMS951687 Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 May;95(5):372-89 26945211 Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Sep 15;59(9):1207-13 18759314 Clin Ther. 2013 Nov;35(11):1690-702 24145044 Ann Intern Med. 2017 Apr 4;166(7):453-462 28241215 Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Dec;68(12 ):1743-1750 27014966 (...) Improving Symptoms in Knee Osteoarthritis: Can We Get There From Here? 28241277 2017 12 08 2018 12 02 1539-3704 166 7 2017 04 04 Annals of internal medicine Ann. Intern. Med. Improving Symptoms in Knee Osteoarthritis: Can We Get There From Here? 531-532 10.7326/M17-0330 Mandl Lisa A LA From Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York. eng K24 AG053462 AG NIA NIH HHS United States P30 AG022845 AG NIA NIH HHS United States Journal Article Comment 2017 02 21 United

2017 Annals of Internal Medicine

87. Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee arthritis and meniscal tears

Including people with or without: Mild to severe osteoarthritis Radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis i X-ray or MRI changes of arthritis Mechanical symptoms i Locking, clicking, catching Acute onset knee pain i Pain started suddenly or slowly Meniscal tears i Tear in knee cartilage People with degenerative knee disease Choice of intervention or Arthroscopic surgery Conservative management Any conservative management strategy (exercise therapy, injections, drugs) Arthroscopic surgery with or without (...) ? Degenerative knee disease is an inclusive term, which many consider synonymous with osteoarthritis. We use the term degenerative knee disease to explicitly include patients with knee pain, particularly if they are >35 years old, with or without: Imaging evidence of osteoarthritis Meniscus tears Locking, clicking, or other mechanical symptoms except persistent objective locked knee Acute or subacute onset of symptoms Most people with degenerative arthritis have at least one of these characteristics

2017 BMJ Rapid Recommendations

89. Comparative effectiveness review of platelet-rich plasma for knee osteoarthritis: a review of reviews

HAYES, Inc. Comparative effectiveness review of platelet-rich plasma for knee osteoarthritis: a review of reviews. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc. Directory Publication. 2017 Authors' conclusions Health Problem: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition in which the cartilage between the bones degenerates, no longer providing a smooth, gliding surface for motion or adequate cushioning. Because OA damages the cartilage and may ultimately damage the bone, it disrupts how components work together, resulting (...) with PRP for knee OA, and how do complications compare with sham injection and other IA treatments? Have definitive patient selection criteria been established for PRP for knee OA? Final publication URL The report may be purchased from: Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Humans; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Platelet-Rich Plasma Language Published English Country of organisation United States English summary An English language summary is available. Address for correspondence HAYES, Inc

2017 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

90. Comparative effectiveness review of hyaluronic acid for knee osteoarthritis: a review of reviews

. Comparative effectiveness review of hyaluronic acid for knee osteoarthritis: a review of reviews. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc. Directory Publication. 2017 Authors' conclusions Health Problem: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition in which the cartilage between the bones degenerates, no longer providing a smooth, gliding surface for motion or adequate cushioning. Because OA damages the cartilage and may ultimately damage the bone, it disrupts how components work together, resulting in pain, swelling (...) , inflammation, muscle weakness, impaired quality of life (QOL), and reduced function. The knee is commonly afflicted by OA. Technology Description: Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a component of synovial fluid, which lubricates the joint and absorbs shock. HA production is generally reduced and may be of poorer quality in patients with OA, which may exacerbate inflammation. Intra-articular (IA) injection of HA (IA-HA) aims to replace depleted or poor-quality HA in the joint. Controversy: Despite a large evidence

2017 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

91. A Prospective Randomized Trial of Prognostic Genicular Nerve Blocks to Determine the Predictive Value for the Outcome of Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Knee Pain Due to Osteoarthritis Full Text available with Trip Pro

A Prospective Randomized Trial of Prognostic Genicular Nerve Blocks to Determine the Predictive Value for the Outcome of Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Knee Pain Due to Osteoarthritis Genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for patients with chronic pain due to knee osteoarthritis; however, little is known about factors that predict procedure success. The current study evaluated the utility of genicular nerve blocks to predict the outcome of genicular nerve (...) cooled radiofrequency ablation (cRFA) in patients with osteoarthritis.This randomized comparative trial included patients with chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Participants were randomized to receive a genicular nerve block or no block prior to cRFA. Patients receiving a prognostic block that demonstrated ≥50% pain relief for six hours received cRFA. The primary outcome was the proportion of participants with ≥50% reduction in knee pain at six months.Twenty-nine participants (36 knees) had

2017 EvidenceUpdates

92. Intra-articular Corticosteroids for Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Intra-articular Corticosteroids for Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Are intra-articular corticosteroids associated with improvement in pain and physical function compared with sham injection or no intervention in patients with knee osteoarthritis?Intra-articular corticosteroids may be associated with moderate improvement in pain and a small improvement in physical function up to 6 weeks after injection. However, the quality of the evidence is low.

2016 JAMA

93. Predictive capacity of thigh muscle strength in symptomatic and/or radiographic knee osteoarthritis progression – data from the FNIH OA Biomarkers Consortium Full Text available with Trip Pro

Predictive capacity of thigh muscle strength in symptomatic and/or radiographic knee osteoarthritis progression – data from the FNIH OA Biomarkers Consortium Thigh muscle weakness is a risk factor for incident radiographic and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (KOA). The role of thigh muscle weakness in radiographic and/or symptomatic KOA progression remains elusive. Five hundred twenty-seven knees of 527 Osteoarthritis Initiative participants with baseline Kellgren-Lawrence grades 1 to 3 were (...) included in this nested case-control study evaluating whether baseline muscle strength predicted symptomatic and/or radiographic KOA progression. Case knees (n = 173) displayed both medial tibiofemoral joint space loss (≥0.7 mm) and a persistent increase in Western Ontario McMasters Osteoarthritis Index pain (≥9 on a 0- to 100-point scale) over 24 to 48 months from baseline. Control knees (n = 354) included 174 with neither radiographic nor symptomatic progression, 91 with radiographic progression only

2016 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation

94. Hyaluronic acid injection therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: concordant efficacy and conflicting serious adverse events in two systematic reviews. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Hyaluronic acid injection therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: concordant efficacy and conflicting serious adverse events in two systematic reviews. The prevalence of knee osteoarthritis (OA)/degenerative joint disease (DJD) is increasing in the USA. Systematic reviews of treatment efficacy and adverse events (AEs) of hyaluronic acid (HA) injections report conflicting evidence about the balance of benefits and harms. We review evidence on efficacy and AEs of intraarticular (...) viscosupplementation with HA in older individuals with knee osteoarthritis and account for differences in these conclusions from another systematic review.We searched PubMed and eight other databases and gray literature sources from 1990 to December 12, 2014. Double-blind placebo-controlled randomized controlled trials (RCTs) reporting functional outcomes or quality-of-life; RCTs and observational studies on delay/avoidance of arthroplasty; RCTs, case reports, and large cohort studies and case series assessing

2016 Systematic Reviews

95. Efficacy of Cabbage Leaf Wraps in the Treatment of Symptomatic Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Controlled Trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Efficacy of Cabbage Leaf Wraps in the Treatment of Symptomatic Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Controlled Trial Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is one of the most common chronic diseases among older adults. This study aimed to test the effects of cabbage leaf wraps (CLWs) in the treatment of symptomatic OA.Patients with OA of the knee at stages II to III (Kellgren-Lawrence) were randomly assigned to 4 weeks of treatment with CLWs (daily for at least 2h), topical pain gel (TPG) (10 mg (...) of life after 12 weeks. Patients were satisfied with both active interventions, and except for 2 adverse events in both groups the applications were well tolerated.CLWs are more effective for knee OA than UC, but not compared with diclofenac gel. Therefore, they might be recommended for patients with OA of the knee. Further research is warranted.

2016 EvidenceUpdates

96. Unique aspects of pain reduction in osteoarthritis of the knee with LMWF-5A. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Unique aspects of pain reduction in osteoarthritis of the knee with LMWF-5A. Osteoarthritis of the knee (OAK) is a common form of arthritis that can lead to substantial pain and disability. This commentary highlights key aspects of the recently published phase 3 A Efficacy and Safety Study of Two Doses of Intra-Articular Injection of Ampion™ in Adults With Pain Due to Osteoarthritis of the Knee (SPRING) study. SPRING (NCT01839331) was a multicenter, randomized, vehicle-controlled, double-blind (...) trial that evaluated the safety and efficacy of the low-molecular-weight fraction of 5% human serum albumin (LMWF-5A) for treatment of pain, measured by the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis (WOMAC) pain scale, in patients with symptomatic OAK (N=329). Patients in this study reflected many characteristics of "real-world" individuals with OAK, with a broad range of disease severity and disability. The most important finding from this study was that treatment with a single intra

2016 Open access rheumatology : research and reviews Controlled trial quality: uncertain

97. Clinical efficacy of intra-articular injections in knee osteoarthritis: a prospective randomized study comparing hyaluronic acid and betamethasone. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Clinical efficacy of intra-articular injections in knee osteoarthritis: a prospective randomized study comparing hyaluronic acid and betamethasone. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease and leading cause of disability. Intra-articular (IA) administration of hyaluronic acid (HA) or corticosteroids (CS) have been previously studied, though using insufficient number of patients or short follow-up periods.We evaluate HA and CS in patients with knee OA in terms of clinical efficacy (...) over 12 months.We used a prospective, randomized study with parallel groups. Randomized patients received IA injections of HA or betamethasone (BM). The primary outcomes were improvement in pain using Visual Analog Scale and function in the Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (Likert scale). Follow-up visits were scheduled at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months.A total of 200 patients were included. Pain was significantly reduced in both groups at the first follow

2016 Open access rheumatology : research and reviews Controlled trial quality: uncertain

98. Efficacy of a natural mineral complex in North American adults with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Efficacy of a natural mineral complex in North American adults with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. This study evaluated the efficacy of a hydrothermal mineral complex (HMC) supplement in participants with knee osteoarthritis.This was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 12-week crossover study with 150 participants receiving either placebo or HMC for 4 weeks, with a 4-week washout period. The primary endpoint was WOMAC™ pain, and secondary

2016 Open access rheumatology : research and reviews Controlled trial quality: predicted high

99. Gait analysis of patients with knee osteoarthritis highlights a pathological mechanical pathway and provides a basis for therapeutic interventions Full Text available with Trip Pro

Gait analysis of patients with knee osteoarthritis highlights a pathological mechanical pathway and provides a basis for therapeutic interventions Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful and incapacitating disease affecting a large portion of the elderly population, for which no cure exists. There is a critical need to enhance our understanding of OA pathogenesis, as a means to improve therapeutic options.Knee OA is a complex disease influenced by many factors, including the loading environment (...) in OA development, and to design therapeutic interventions. Multidisciplinary research is necessary to relate the biomechanical alterations to the structural and biological components of OA. Cite this article: Favre J, Jolles BM. Analysis of gait, knee biomechanics and the physiopathology of knee osteoarthritis in the development of therapeutic interventions. EFORT Open Rev 2016;1:368-374. DOI: 10.1302/2058-5241.1.000051.

2016 EFORT open reviews

100. Simultaneous anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and dome-shaped high tibial osteotomy for severe medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee Full Text available with Trip Pro

Simultaneous anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and dome-shaped high tibial osteotomy for severe medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee The optimal surgical procedure to address both anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency and medial compartment osteoarthritis (OA) has been controversial.A 49-year-old woman with a 30-year history of chronic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency, medial compartment osteoarthritis, and varus deformity presented with medial knee pain (...) and apprehension with walking and playing soccer. Her preoperative range of motion was from 0° of extension to 135° of flexion. The anterior drawer sign (1+), Lachman test (1+), and pivot shift test (glide) were positive before surgery, as measured by the International Knee Documentation Committee knee examination form. The patient underwent simultaneous arthroscopic ACL single-socket and single-bundle reconstruction using hamstring tendons, dome-shaped high tibial osteotomy using the TomoFix fixation device

2016 Asia-Pacific journal of sports medicine, arthroscopy, rehabilitation and technology