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Victor A Cheuy, Jared R H Foran, Roger J Paxton, Michael J Bade, Joseph A Zeni, Jennifer E Stevens-Lapsley
The purpose of this article is to review the etiology, economic burden, treatment strategies, and future research directions of arthrofibrosis after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Arthrofibrosis is a debilitating postoperative complication of TKA. This condition is one of the leading causes of hospital readmission and a predominant reason for TKA failure. The prevalence of arthrofibrosis will increase as the annual incidence of TKA in the United States rises into the millions. Characterized by the excessive proliferation of scar tissue during an impaired wound healing response, the resulting stiffness of arthrofibrosis causes functional deficits in activities of daily living, such as walking, stair climbing, and standing from a chair...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
Seper Ekhtiari, Nolan S Horner, Darren de Sa, Nicole Simunovic, Michael T Hirschmann, Rick Ogilvie, Rebecca L Berardelli, Danny B Whelan, Olufemi R Ayeni
PURPOSE: Arthrofibrosis is the most common post-operative complication of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Risk factors and management strategies for arthrofibrosis remain unclear. The purpose of this review was to: (a) describe existing definitions of arthrofibrosis, and (b) characterize the management strategies and outcomes of arthrofibrosis treatment. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PubMed were searched from database inception to search date (March 21, 2016) and screened in duplicate for relevant studies...
March 4, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, Kevin A Rose, Gena E Kadar, Eric L Hurwitz
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of conducting a large-scale randomized controlled trial (RCT) examining whether an integrative care model combining spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and acupuncture can lead to better outcomes for low back pain (LBP) than either therapy alone. METHODS: This study was conducted at a complementary and alternative medicine university health center. Participants with acute or chronic LBP were randomized to (1) acupuncture, (2) SMT, or (3) integrative acupuncture and SMT groups...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Francisco Bautista-Aguirre, Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca, Alberto M Heredia-Rizo, Juan J Boscá-Gandía, François Ricard, Cleofás Rodriguez-Blanco
BACKGROUND: Cervical and thoracic spinal manipulative therapy has shown positive impact for relief of pain and improve function in non-specific mechanical neck pain. Several attempts have been made to compare their effectiveness although previous studies lacked a control group, assessed acute neck pain or combined thrust and nonthrust techniques. AIM: To compare the immediate effects of cervical and thoracic spinal thrust manipulations on mechanosensitivity of upper limb nerve trunks and grip strength in patients with chronic non-specific mechanical neck pain...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Herbert D Spapen, Jouke De Regt, Patrick M Honoré
A beneficial adjuvant role of chest physiotherapy (CPT) to promote airway clearance, alveolar recruitment, and ventilation/perfusion matching in mechanically ventilated (MV) patients with pneumonia or relapsing lung atelectasis is commonly accepted. However, doubt prevails regarding the usefulness of applying routine CPT in MV subjects with no such lung diseases. In-depth narrative review based on a literature search for prospective randomized trials comparing CPT with a non-CPT strategy in adult patients ventilated for at least 48 h...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Federico Canavese, Mounira Mansour, Guillemette Moreau-Pernet, Yannael Gorce, Alain Dimeglio
Over the past 4 years, our pediatric orthopedic unit has developed a new hybrid protocol combining the advantages of Ponseti's method and the French functional physiotherapy method. Sixty-one patients (92 feet) completed treatment. Clubfoot was unilateral in 30 (49.2%) patients and bilateral in 31 (50.8%) patients. The mean Dimeglio score at the start of treatment was 13.5/20 (range: 6/20-19/20). All patients had clinical and radiographic follow-up for at least 2 years (range: 2-4 years). If orthopedic treatment was ineffective and feet showed no improvement, further surgery was performed...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
Ceren Orhan, Ozgun Kaya Kara, Serap Kaya, Turkan Akbayrak, Mintaze Kerem Gunel, Gül Baltaci
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of connective tissue manipulation (CTM) and Kinesio Taping(®) (KT) on constipation and quality of life in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: This study was designed as a randomized controlled trial. Forty children diagnosed with chronic constipation based on Rome III criteria were randomly assigned to CTM group [6 females, 7 males; 8 y 6 mo (SD = 3y 4 mo)], KT group [7 female, 7 male; 8y 7 mo (SD =3y 5 mo)] or control group [6 female, 7 male; 8y 3 mo (SD = 3y 6 mo)]...
October 28, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
Carissa Wilkes, Rob Kydd, Mark Sagar, Elizabeth Broadbent
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Slumped posture is a diagnostic feature of depression. While research shows upright posture improves self-esteem and mood in healthy samples, little research has investigated this in depressed samples. This study aimed to investigate whether changing posture could reduce negative affect and fatigue in people with mild to moderate depression undergoing a stressful task. METHODS: Sixty-one community participants who screened positive for mild to moderate depression were recruited into a study purportedly on the effects of physiotherapy tape on cognitive function...
July 30, 2016: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Marije F Dikkers, Marjan J Westerman, Sidney M Rubinstein, Maurits W van Tulder, Johannes R Anema
BACKGROUND: Treatment of neck pain with manual therapy demonstrated to be more effective and cost-effective than general practitioner (GP) care or physiotherapy in a high quality RCT in the Netherlands in 2002. However, referral to manual therapy for neck pain is still relatively low. This study aims to explore the barriers and facilitators affecting the implementation of manual therapy in neck pain management in primary care. METHODS: An explorative study was conducted comprising semi-structured interviews with GPs (n = 13), physiotherapists (n = 10), manual therapists (n = 7) and their patients with neck pain (n = 27), and three focus groups with additional stakeholders (n = 10-12 per group)...
2016: PloS One
Matthew J Page, Sally Green, Brodwen McBain, Stephen J Surace, Jessica Deitch, Nicolette Lyttle, Marshall A Mrocki, Rachelle Buchbinder
BACKGROUND: Management of rotator cuff disease often includes manual therapy and exercise, usually delivered together as components of a physical therapy intervention. This review is one of a series of reviews that form an update of the Cochrane review, 'Physiotherapy interventions for shoulder pain'. OBJECTIVES: To synthesise available evidence regarding the benefits and harms of manual therapy and exercise, alone or in combination, for the treatment of people with rotator cuff disease...
June 10, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Lindsay M Gorrell, Roger M Engel, Benjamin Brown, Reidar P Lystad
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is commonly used to treat spinal disorders. Although clinical practice guidelines recommend the use of SMT in the treatment of neck and back disorders, concerns exist about the nature and incidence of adverse events associated with the intervention. Comprehensive reporting of adverse events in clinical trials could allow for accurate incidence estimates through meta-analysis. However, it is not clear if randomized clinical trials (RCTs) that involve SMT are currently reporting adverse events adequately...
September 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Florian Wanivenhaus, Philippe M Tscholl, José A Aguirre, René Giger, Sandro F Fucentese
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of intermittent femoral and sciatic nerve blocks combined with an in-house physiotherapy protocol for treating postoperative knee stiffness. Sixty-eight patients with postoperative knee stiffness were evaluated for passive knee flexion and extension at different time points, beginning preoperatively and continuing throughout a median 10-month follow-up after mobilization intervention. Sciatic and femoral nerve catheters were activated 1 hour prior to each physiotherapy session, which was performed twice per day and supported by a continuous passive range of motion machine...
July 1, 2016: Orthopedics
Gaston Coutsiers Morell
DATA SOURCES: Medline, Cochrane, Web of Science, SciELO and Embase databases from 1993-2014. STUDY SELECTION: Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) comparing a manual therapy physical therapy intervention to a reference group (placebo intervention, controlled comparison intervention, standard treatment or other treatment). DATA EXTRACTION AND SYNTHESIS: Two independent reviewers abstracted data and assessed quality and clinical relevance of each paper...
March 2016: Evidence-based Dentistry
Jeffrey Skidmore, Panagiotis Artemiadis
BACKGROUND: Robotic devices have been utilized in gait rehabilitation but have only produced moderate results when compared to conventional physiotherapy. Because bipedal walking requires neural coupling and dynamic interactions between the legs, a fundamental understanding of the sensorimotor mechanisms of inter-leg coordination during walking, which are not well understood but are systematically explored in this study, is needed to inform robotic interventions in gait therapy. METHODS: In this study we investigate mechanisms of inter-leg coordination by utilizing novel sensory perturbations created by real-time control of floor stiffness on a split-belt treadmill...
2016: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
Mirco Branchini, Francesca Lopopolo, Ernesto Andreoli, Ivano Loreti, Aurélie M Marchand, Antonio Stecco
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic approach to chronic aspecific low back pain (CALBP) has to consider the multifactorial aetiology of the disorder. International guidelines do not agree on unequivocal treatment indications. Recommendations for fascial therapy are few and of low level evidence but several studies indicate strong correlations between fascial thickness and low back pain. This study aims at comparing the effectiveness of Fascial Manipulation® associated with a physiotherapy program following guidelines for CALBP compared to a physiotherapy program alone...
2015: F1000Research
Firas Mourad, Giuseppe Giovannico, Filippo Maselli, Francesca Bonetti, César Fernández de las Peñas, James Dunning
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders in clinical practice. However neck pain may mask more serious pathology. Although uncommon in most musculoskeletal physiotherapy practices, it is possible to encounter rare and extremely life-threatening conditions, such as craniovertebral congenital anomalies. Basilar invagination is an abnormality where the odontoid peg projects above the foramen magnum and is the commonest malformation of the craniocervical junction...
January 11, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Rusdi Abdullah, Hani Eltair, Andreas B Imhoff, Stefan Buchmann
INTRODUCTION: Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a benign condition of abnormal bone formation in soft tissue. It is frequently asymptomatic, though it manifests as decreased range of motion in the affected joints that may occur in the shoulder after a substantial traumatic injury and can complicate the functional outcome of the affected upper extremity. However, severe HO is an extremely rare event following acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We are presenting a case of a 29-year-old male patient who had a trauma with resultant Rockwood type II injury...
March 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
M John Petrozzi, Andrew Leaver, Mairwen K Jones, Paulo H Ferreira, Sidney M Rubinstein, Martin G Mackey
BACKGROUND: Various interventions are available for the treatment of chronic low back pain (LBP), including Manual Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the addition of an internet-based CBT program leads to better outcomes in patients who are treated with multimodal manual therapy for chronic LBP. METHODS/DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial comparing a combined intervention, consisting of internet-based CBT utilising MoodGYM plus multimodal manual therapy, to multimodal manual therapy alone for patients with chronic LBP...
2015: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Saroj M Sanghavi, Dakshesh M Sanghavi
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February 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
C Meyer, G Stein, J Kellinghaus, T L Schneider
BACKGROUND: Management of primary frozen shoulder is still controversial. Many authors tend to treat patients with an arthroscopic release, if conservative therapy fails. We aimed to demonstrate the efficiency of manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA) in patients with primary frozen shoulder and to contrast the outcome of single MUA with the results of MUA with an additional subacromial injection of cortisone. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective trial with a 1-year follow-up was performed...
December 2015: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
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