Chronological changes in surgical outcomes after trapeziectomy with ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition arthroplasty for thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis

DiscussionTrapeziectomy with LRTI for thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis provided early subjective improvements in outcomes as early as 3 months post-procedure. However, more than 6 months are required to determine objective improvements in outcomes. To obtain early patient-reported satisfactory outcomes, we should focus not on improving hand and finger strength, but on treating postoperative surgical site pain and preventing thumb stiffness.Level of evidenceIV, retrospective therapeutic study.
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Conclusion: It appears that the knee OA pain and disability can be decreased after a dual-frequency LLLT applied to acupoints (SP9, SP10, and EX-LE2). The clinical efficacy of LLLT is highly related to the therapeutic settings of the laser apparatus; hence, more clinical trials with diffident parameter settings are needed to be further clarified. PMID: 33029170 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
This study is designed to evaluate the efficacy of IMPACT compared to nonsurgical care. Additionally, safety of IMPACT will be assessed in 30 to 60 patients. Lastly, this study will evaluate the cost-effectiveness of IMPACT compared to nonsurgical care.Trial registrationNL67161.000.18 [Registry ID: CCMO]2018#003470#27 [EU-CTR; registered on 26 March 2019]NCT04236739 [] [registered after start of inclusion; 22 January 2020]
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractOsteoarthritis is a significant cause of chronic pain in the elderly population with hip osteoarthritis as one of the main causes of functional disability and joint pain in adults older than 55 years. Recently, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections have been introduced for treatment of osteoarthritis. The aim of this systematic review is to assess its effectiveness in the management of hip osteoarthritis. We performed a search of the literature for published prospective studies that assessed the effectiveness of PRP injections in the treatment of hip osteoarthritis, with a minimum follow-up of 3 months. Primary out...
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Full Length Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Orthopaedic surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Contemporary Clinical Trials - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Current Rheumatology Reports - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
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Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: TECHNICAL NOTE Source Type: research
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Source: Science Translational Medicine - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
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