Effects of low-level laser therapy on bone healing and signs of pain in dogs following tibial plateau leveling osteotomy.

CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE Results suggested that the LLLT protocol used had no beneficial effects on signs of pain or pelvic limb function following TPLO. Further research is necessary to evaluate the effects of LLLT and to determine the optimum LLLT protocol for dogs with CCLR. PMID: 30058855 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Am J Vet Res Source Type: research

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Conclusions: MSC therapies in the treatment of knee OA are safe and have shown promising results but the available studies are limited. At this time, no definitive recommendations can be made regarding which MSC source to use. Allogeneic MSCs offer theoretical advantages over autologous MSCs, especially in ease of use and consistency of product, but there are concerns regarding cell viability and vitality, as well as the body’s response to nonautologous products. Future clinical trials should focus on randomized head-to-head comparisons of MSC sources as well as the use of multiple injections for patients with knee OA.
Source: Techniques in Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Symposium Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pain Syndrome;   Pain, Chronic;   Knee Osteoarthritis Intervention:   Other: Pressure pain threshold and behavioural data Sponsor:   Acibadem University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: Arthroscopy TechniquesAuthor(s): Julio de Pablos Fernández, Lucas Arbeloa-Gutierrez, Antonio Arenas-MiquelezAbstractThe mainstay for treatment of articular deformity caused by advanced tricompartmental osteoarthritis of the knee is total knee arthroplasty. When this is also associated with an extra-articular deformity, this also must be compensated or corrected. In this scenario, it is essential to achieve an optimal mechanical situation by restoring the anatomical and mechanical limb axes and an adequate soft-tissue balance. These premises are necessary to ...
Source: Arthroscopy Techniques - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2019Source: Spine Deformity, Volume 7, Issue 6Author(s): Aaron J. Buckland, Leah Steinmetz, Peter Zhou, Dennis Vasquez-Montes, Matthew Kingery, Nicholas D. Stekas, Ethan W. Ayres, Christopher G. Varlotta, Virginie Lafage, Renaud Lafage, Thomas Errico, Peter G. Passias, Themistocles S. Protopsaltis, Jonathan VigdorchikAbstractStudy DesignRetrospective review from a single institution.ObjectiveTo investigate the effect of hip osteoarthritis (OA) on spinopelvic compensatory mechanisms as a result of reduced hip range of motion (ROM) between sitting and standing.Summary of Background DataHip OA resul...
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionIntra-meniscal administration of PRP under ultrasound guidance directly into meniscal degenerative lesions is feasible and safe. Further randomized controlled studies are needed to definitely confirm the effectiveness of this procedure.
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study is registered with the Netherlands Trial Registry, number NTR5263.FindingsWe screened patients for enrolment between Dec 3, 2015, and May 31, 2018. Patients completed baseline visits and started treatment between Dec 14, 2015, and July 2, 2018, and the last study visit of the last patient was Oct 4, 2018. Of 149 patients assessed for eligibility, 57 (38%) patients were excluded (predominantly because they did not meet one or several inclusion criteria, most often because of an absence of synovial inflammation or of flare-ups after NSAID washout) and 92 (62%) patients were eligible for inclusion. We randomly assi...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a chronic pain condition that is one of the leading causes of physical impairment and disability across the world.40 The prevalence of KOA is expected to continuously escalate due to population aging and increases in obesity rates.63 Women are particularly at-risk for developing chronic pain and KOA.20,43 Further, women generally report higher pain-related symptoms (including KOA symptoms57), evoked-pain sensitivity, and lower pain tolerance compared to men.20,43
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Original Reports Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A two-session self-administered acupressure training was acceptable to and feasible in participants with KOA. The data generated allowed for calculation of a sample size for a definitive randomized controlled trial (RCT) to confirm whether self-acupressure is effective for pain management in KOA. Furthermore trials with adequate power and longer follow-up periods are warranted. PMID: 31718229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsJoint arthroplasty is a highly valuable therapeutic strategy for hip or knee OA patients who do not respond to pharmacological management. These results represent a step towards the collection of robust, scientifically sound data that will facilitate the completion of health economic analyses in the field of OA.Key Points:• This study reports the long term outcomes of hip and knee replacement surgery in late-stage OA.• We identified pre-, per-, and post-operative determinants which contribute to a greater improvement in pain and function, hence increasing patients’ satisfaction.• These resul...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is the most common type of arthritis. Usually, it occurs among people of advanced age. But it can begin in middle age or even sooner, especially if there’s been an injury to the joint. While there are treatments available — exercise, braces or canes, loss of excess weight, various pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicines — these are no cures, and none of the treatments are predictably effective. In fact, often they don’t work at all, or help only a little. Injected steroids or synthetic lubricants can be tried as well. When all else fails, jo...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Arthritis Bones and joints Complementary and alternative medicine Pain Management Source Type: blogs
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