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Effect of 6-week retro or forward walking program on pain, functional disability, quadriceps muscle strength, and performance in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial (retro-walking trial) Previous studies reported the beneficial effects of walking in individual with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis (OA). The current study aimed to compare the effect of 6-week retro versus forward walking program versus control group on pain, functional disability, quadriceps (...) muscle strength and physical performance in individuals with knee OA.A three-arm single-blinded, randomized, controlled trial and intention-to-treat analysis was conducted in outpatient physiotherapy department, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. Sixty-eight individuals (mean age, 55.6 years; 38 female) with knee OA participated. The participants in the retro or forward walking group completed 10 min of supervised retro or forward walking training in addition to usual care, 3 days/week for 6 weeks
Pooled analysis of tanezumab efficacy and safety with subgroup analyses of phase III clinical trials in patients with osteoarthritis pain of the knee or hip A pooled analysis was conducted to evaluate tanezumab efficacy and safety in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), including subgroup analyses of at-risk patients with diabetes, severe OA symptoms, and those aged ≥65 years.Data from phase III placebo-controlled clinical trials of patients with moderate-to-severe OA of the knee or hip were (...) pooled to evaluate tanezumab efficacy (four trials) and safety (nine trials). Patients received intravenous tanezumab, tanezumab plus an oral NSAID (naproxen, celecoxib, or diclofenac), active comparator (naproxen, celecoxib, diclofenac, or oxycodone), or placebo. Efficacy assessments included change from baseline to week 16 in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain and physical function scores, Patient's Global Assessment (PGA) of OA, and percentage of patients
The effects of a home-based exercise intervention on elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis: a quasi-experimental study Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is common in elderly people, causes pain, loss of physical functioning, and disability. This was a two-arm, superiority, quasi-experimental trial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a home-based exercise intervention (HBEI) to reduce KOA symptoms and improve the physical functioning of elderly patients.A total of 171 elderly (...) and physiotherapists were aware of the group assignment and alternative treatment components, but the study's hypotheses were not disclosed to the participants. Pain intensity, joint stiffness, lower-limb muscle strength, balance, mobility, and quality of life were measured before and after the intervention by the same blinded assessor.A total of 171 patients (IG: n = 84, CG: n = 87) were enrolled. Data were obtained from 141 patients with an average age of 68 (range, 60-86 years) who completed the 12-week study
Pain coping skills training for African Americans with osteoarthritis: results of a randomized controlled trial African Americans bear a disproportionate burden of osteoarthritis (OA), but they have been underrepresented in trials of behavioral interventions for pain. This trial examined a culturally tailored pain coping skills training (CST) program, compared to a wait list control group, among 248 African Americans with knee or hip OA. The pain CST program involved 11 telephone-based sessions (...) over 3 months. Outcomes were assessed at baseline, 3 months (primary), and 9 months, and included the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain subscale (primary outcome), WOMAC total score and function subscale, PROMIS Pain Interference, Short-Form 12 Mental and Physical Composite Subscales, Coping Strategies Questionnaire-Total Coping Attempts, Pain Catastrophizing Scale, Patient Health Questionnaire-8, Arthritis Self-Efficacy Scale, and Patient Global Impression
individual and focus on core treatments, including self-management and education, exercise, and weight loss as relevant. Surgery should be reserved for those that have not responded appropriately to less invasive methods. Prevention and disease modification are areas being targeted by various research endeavours, which have indicated great potential thus far. This narrative Seminar provides an update on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, and future research on osteoarthritis for a clinical (...) Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of disability and source of societal cost in older adults. With an ageing and increasingly obese population, this syndrome is becoming even more prevalent than in previous decades. In recent years, we have gained important insights into the cause and pathogenesis of pain in osteoarthritis. The diagnosis of osteoarthritis is clinically based despite the widespread overuse of imaging methods. Management should be tailored to the presenting
) in the platelet-rich plasma group compared to 11 to 9 (19% improvement) in the saline control group. The mean WOMAC function score had improved from 32 to 7 (78% improvement) in the platelet-rich plasma group compared to 31 to 30 (3% improvement) in the control group. These between-group differences were statistically significant (p 10 points on a scale of 0- 100 WOMAC pain and function scales converted to single 0-100 scores. Abbreviations: OA: osteoarthritis; VAS: visual analog scale; WOMAC: Western Ontario (...) 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
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
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
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
supervision . References 1. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). 2018. Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis. 2nd edn. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP. https://www.racgp.org.au/FSDEDEV/media/documents/Clinical%20Resources/Guidelines/Joint%20replacement/Guidelin e-for-the-management-of-knee-and-hip-OA-2nd-edition.pdf 2. Allen S, Forney-Gorman A, Homan M, Kearns A, Kramlinger A, Sauer M. 2017. Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Bloomington (MN): Institute (...) up until referral for joint replacement. While this guideline is intended for use in the primary care setting it is considered relevant to other health professionals who treat people with osteoarthritis High Exercise for management recommended. Specifically, regular, varied, high-intensity resistance training and progressive balance training. It notes that high-impact training should be avoided by individuals at high risk of fracture, avoiding forward flexion and twisting in vertebral
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
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
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 jointosteoarthritis Tibiofemoral jointosteoarthritisOsteoarthritis Jogging Intervention or Exposure Running High impact lower limb exercise Plyometric exercises Running (...) 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
Clinical meaningfulness of duloxetine's effect in Chinese patients with chronic pain due to osteoarthritis: post hoc analyses of a phase 3 randomized trial. To evaluate the analgesic effect of duloxetine in Chinese patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee/hip at individual patient level and report the relationship between pain intensity reduction, overall improvement, and physical functioning.Post hoc analysis of 13-week, phase 3, parallel-group, randomized, placebo-controlled study (...) of duloxetine in Chinese patients with OA pain. Patients were randomized (1:1, computer-generated, interactive web-response system) to duloxetine (60 mg once daily, n=202) or placebo (n=207). Patients, investigators, and study staff were blinded throughout the study. Duloxetine's efficacy was evaluated using the Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT) and the Osteoarthritis Research Society International and Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OARSI-OMERACT
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
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
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