Tag: physical therapy

1. Physical therapy was shown to significantly reduce pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis compared to the patients who received an intraarticular glucocorticoid injection. 2. Physical therapy significantly improved functionality compared to treatment with an intraarticular glucocorticoid injection for osteoarthritis of the knee. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Osteoarthritis of...
Patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) have a predisposition towards premature joint degeneration. While physiotherapy and modified activity represents the principal treatment for symptomatic FAI, arthroscopic surgery is being increasingly adopted as part of reshaping the hip joint, managing damage to the labrum and cartilage, and improving pain and function....
Factors associated with unplanned reoperation after above-knee amputation Unplanned reoperation is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in patients that have undergone above-knee amputation (AKA). While there are certain unifying features to this patient population, namely significant underlying vascular disease, the authors of this study aimed to identify risk...
1. In a systematic review and meta-analysis, spinal manipulative therapy was associated with statistically significant benefits in both pain and function for acute low back pain at up to 6 weeks. 2. Minor transient adverse effects included increased pain, muscle stiffness, and headache in over half of patients in large...
1. In this randomized controlled trial, rehabilitation therapy, over the short term, did not reduce the time to discharge in patients who suffered acute respiratory failure when compared to care as usual. 2. However, 6 months after hospitalization, many indices of respiratory motor function were significantly better in the rehabilitation...
1. Corticosteroid injection and manual physical therapy produced similar improvements in pain and quality of life scores for patients with shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS). 2. At one year following therapy, patients who received corticosteroid injections used more healthcare resources than patients who underwent manual physical therapy. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study...