Investigating the Test-Retest Reliability and Validity of Hand-Held Dynamometry for Measuring Knee Strength in Older Women with Knee Osteoarthritis.
Conclusions: HHD is a reliable tool for capturing knee extension and flexion in individuals with OA. Because of lower agreement, HHD might be best suited for evaluating within-subject strength changes rather than true strength scores. However, gold-standard extension strength magnitudes may reasonably be predicted from regression equations (r 2 = 0.82). PMID: 31719719 [PubMed]
The purpose of this study was to determine outcomes of a non-operative treatment service for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA), the ‘Joint Clinic’, at minimum five year follow-up, and investigate factors that may influence progression to joint replacement surgery.
We describe the treatment of a 42-year-old female patient after hip arthroplasty with a massive non-in-fec-tious inflammatory muscle infiltrate, who did recreational sports. An individualised treatment and physiotherapy programme made it possible for the patient to fully resume her recreational sports activities. PMID: 32015203 [PubMed - in process]
Condition: Osteoarthritis, Knee Interventions: Device: High Intensity Physio Light Therapy (HIPL Therapy™); Behavioral: Education; Behavioral: Aerobic Exercise; Behavioral: Resistance Exercise; Device: Placebo Physio Light Therapy (HIPL Therapy™) Sponsors: Queen's University; Invitalize Completed
ConclusionDespite a focus on individualisation and exercise adherence, barriers remained in the longer term. Strong therapeutic alliance during treatment appeared to facilitate adherence to exercise and general physical activity. The findings highlight ongoing physiotherapy support and therapeutic alliance as targets for future adherence-enhancing interventions for exercise in older adults with knee pain.
Conclusions: The review supports that Tai Chi in combination with resistance training improves physical function and muscle strength in adults aged 50 years and older.
In this study, the results of clinical diagnosis of the population of 557 consecutive patients with orofacial pain based on multidisciplinary diagnostics were evaluated. 15.6% of patients have given up on the participation in the study. It has been shown that the patients who dropped out of the study were significantly older (p=0.0411) than those who agreed to participate, but there was no difference in gender ratio (p=0.185) since the proportion of female patients prevailed. In an analysis of 84.4% of patients participating in the study, the elevated anxiety values were established (mean value on STAI 1 was 39.2 and STAI ...
[Core decompression ("conventional method") in atraumatic osteonecrosis of the hip]. Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2019 Nov 21;: Authors: Benignus C, Lüring C, Beckmann J Abstract OBJECTIVE: Retrograde drilling of a necrotic zone within the femoral head to reduce intraosseous pressure and stimulate revascularization. INDICATIONS: Atraumatic osteonecrosis of the hip ARCO stage I (reversible) and ARCO stage II (potentially reversible) with a medial or central necrotic zone 30%, infections. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Supine position. Visualization of the necrotic zo...
CONCLUSION: In a large cross-sectional analysis of knee OA patients scheduled for TKA, 40% of individuals reported having not received core recommended non-surgical treatments. Older individuals, men and those with less education had lower odds of having used recommended non-surgical OA treatments. PMID: 31732554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionThe results of the present metanalysis support a paradigm shift in arthrogenous TMJ disorder treatment. There is a new evidence (though on a very low to moderate quality level) that minimally invasive procedures, particularly in combination with IAI of adjuvant pharmacological agents (PRP, HA or CS), are significantly more effective than conservative treatments for both pain reduction and improvement of MMO in both short (≤5 months) and intermediate term (6 months to 4 years) periods. In contrast to traditional concepts mandating exhaustion of conservative treatment options, minimally invasive procedures, ther...