Exercise Therapy Benefits Patients with Knee & Hip OA

A meta-analysis confirms prior research suggesting exercise therapy benefits patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA). The study found greater improvements in pain, function, performance and quality of life in patients with milder, as opposed to more severe, OA...
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Conditions Osteoarthritis Exercise Exercise/physical therapy hip knee Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) Source Type: research

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ConclusionPain improved considerably in both arms over 60 months. While ITT analysis revealed no statistically significant differences in TKR use, greater TKR utilization in those receiving APM merits further study.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Full Length Source Type: research
Knee pain due to arthritis or injury is the second most common cause of chronic pain in the United States. Osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million adults in the United States. And the rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears among children and teens has been increasing about 2.3% per year for the past two decades, according to a new study. The specific cause of a patient’s knee pain has always been difficult to determine because diagnostic tools such as x-ray or MRI only image the joint in a static standing or lying down position, not in motion when the patient is feeling pain. â€...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The review found no placebo-or sham-controlled trials of surgery in participants with symptomatic mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis. There was low quality evidence that there may be no evidence of a difference between arthroscopic partial meniscectomy surgery and a home exercise program for the treatment of this condition. Similarly, low-quality evidence from a few small trials indicates there may not be any benefit of arthroscopic surgery over other non-surgical treatments including saline irrigation and hyaluronic acid injection, or one type of surgery over another. We are uncertain of the risk of adverse...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Journal of Orthopaedic&Sports Physical Therapy, Ahead of Print.
Source: The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Presence of crepitus, bilateral complaints, a long PFP symptom duration and reduced sport participation per week seem to be associated with early signs of OA in a young PFP population, which may represent a distinct subgroup of patients with PFP who have a high risk to develop PFOA. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Etiology, level 2c. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, Epub 10 Jul 2019. doi:10.2519/jospt.2019.8889. PMID: 31291559 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research
Journal of Orthopaedic&Sports Physical Therapy, Ahead of Print.
Source: The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Source Type: research
Osteoarthritis is the most frequently diagnosed disease of the musculoskeletal system. Growing number of patients waiting for surgical treatment and the possible negative consequences resulting from long-term pharmacological therapy lead to the search for non-pharmacological methods aimed at alleviating pain and reducing doses of analgesics, among them physical therapy with use of magnetic fields. The study involved 30 men aged 49 to 76 (mean age, 61.7 years) treated for idiopathic osteoarthritis of the hip joint. The subjects were divided into 2 groups (15 patients each) and underwent a cycle of magnetostimulation and ma...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Covertly measured adherence to a home strengthening program was not associated with changes in patient outcomes. These findings challenge the notion that greater exercise adherence leads to greater improvement in patient outcomes during a short-term intervention. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2019;49(7):548-556. doi:10.2519/jospt.2019.8843. PMID: 31258045 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research
Authors: Khlopas H, Khlopas A, Samuel LT, Ohliger E, Sultan AA, Chughtai M, Mont MA Abstract Ankle osteoarthritis constitutes a large burden to society and is a leading cause of chronic disability in the United States. Most commonly, it is post-traumatic, occurs in younger individuals, and is associated with obesity. This entity presents similarly to osteoarthritis of the other joints, with the typical nonspecific symptoms of stiffness, swelling, and pain. Radiographic investigation includes four weight-bearing standard views: antero-posterior and lateral foot, mortise view of the ankle, and a specialized view of t...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A high utilization of all health-care resource categories was noted within three months prior to surgery. Providers should consider a judicious use of such interventions, particularly in patients which ultimately require surgery in a short frame of time, to reduce the costs associated with the overall episode of care. PMID: 31213113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Phys Sportsmed Source Type: research
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