A Better Way to Decrease Knee Swelling in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Single-Blind Randomised Controlled Trial.

In this study, we compared the effects of intermittent pneumatic compression along with conventional treatment with cold-pack treatment along with conventional treatment on clinical outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Methods: Eighty-nine patients with knee osteoarthritis participated in this study. One group received ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, electrical stimulation, exercise, and cold packs. The second group received ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, electrical stimulation, exercise, and intermittent pneumatic compression. Range of motion, muscle strength, knee swelling, pain intensity, and functional status were measured at baseline and 4th week. Results: We found significant improvements in range of motion, muscle strength, pain intensity, and functional status after the treatment in both groups (p
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Authors: Safran MR, Bedi A, Byrd JWT, Guanche CA, Ilizaliturri V, Lynch TS, Martin HD, Matsuda DK, McCarthy JC, Philippon MJ, Sampson TG, Suarez-Ahedo C Abstract Hip arthroscopy is one of the most rapidly growing areas in orthopaedic surgery because of increased awareness of nonarthritic hip pathologies, advanced imaging modalities, and advanced techniques to reproducibly manage nonarthritic hip pathologies within a deep soft-tissue envelope and a constrained joint. In addition, more academic medical centers are providing residents with education on hip arthroscopy, and many hip preservation fellowships and courses...
Source: Instructional Course Lectures - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Instr Course Lect Source Type: research
ConclusionThe CPR obtained from this study would be useful as a screening test to detect the fall risk probability in individuals with knee OA.
Source: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe included studies that have been published referred to the surgical methods of CD or SCP for the management of BME of the knee but none of that summarizes all current studies on both methods. Those studies seem that CD is a surgical technique that is proposed to perform in patients without findings of OA that usually fail to respond to conservative treatment. On the other hand, the option of SCP technique is carried out in patients with varied stage of OA associated with subchondral BME. Both methods aim to reduce the pain and to improve function in the setting of subchondral BME. Nevertheless it is not clear...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Hyochol Ahn, Chengxue Zhong, Hongyu Miao, Alejandro Chaoul, Lindsey Park, I Hua Yen, Manuel A. Vila, Setor Sorkpor, Salahadin AbdiAbstractTranscranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been shown to be effective for reducing pain, and a growing body of literature shows the potential analgesic effects of mindfulness-based meditation (MBM). However, few studies have investigated the potential benefits associated with combining tDCS and MBM in older adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Therefore, the aim of this study was ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
There is no clear evidence from epidemiological and animal studies of a direct link between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cartilage degeneration in osteoarthritis (OA) once body mass index (BMI) has been considered. However, recent epidemiological studies indicate a significant role for MetS in predicting increased knee pain after adjustment for BMI. This implies there are mechanisms that underlie both MetS and OA pain. In addition to the common systemic inflammatory and pro-inflammatory components of the two disorders, there are other molecular mechanisms that may link MetS and OA pain.
Source: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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CONCLUSION: Patients with WD who develop ALF with an NWIS> 11 may survive after treatment with Zn and chelators, without liver transplantation, when they present with mild hyperbilirubinemia and stage ≤ II hepatic encephalopathy. Osteoarthritis symptoms may improve with long-term Zn and chelator therapy without correlation of liver function in WD. PMID: 31388402 [PubMed]
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Treatment with fulranumab was generally tolerated with no new safety signals. Within the limited sample analyzed, fulranumab showed evidence of improvement of pain and function in patients with moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis who had failed prior therapy and were candidates for joint replacement surgery. Fulranumab as adjuvant or monotherapy was well tolerated with no new safety signals Fulranumab demonstrated evidence suggestive of efficacy in osteoarthritic pain of hip and knee Fulranumab demonstrated evidence suggestive of improvement of pain and physical function in osteoarthritis. PMID: 31387410 [Pu...
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
Total joint replacement is indicated to alleviate pain and disability associated with hip and knee osteoarthritis. Arthroplasty outcomes are typically reported together, or anecdotal comparisons are made between total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) recovery. Limited data quantifies differences in recovery trajectories, especially with respect to performance-based outcomes. Seventy-nine people undergoing total knee or THA were followed over 6 months. Functional performance was measured using the stair climb test, timed-up-and-go test, and 6-min walk test. Surgical limb isometric strength was also m...
Source: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion Patients who underwent arthrodesis for thumb CMC osteoarthritis showed high satisfaction at long-term follow-up, despite moderate results as measured using the DASH and PRWHE. The PRWHE total and PRWHE pain scores correlated significantly with satisfaction with surgery and satisfaction with the result, respectively, whereas no correlation was observed with the PRWHE function score or DASH and satisfaction. This therapeutic study reflects level of evidence IV. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abs...
Source: Journal of Wrist Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research
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