- Evaluation of a Cost-Effective Novel Diagnostic Method for Lumbar Herniated Disc with Knee-Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Sample Study. [Journal Article]
- MSMed Sci (Basel) 2019 Jun 12; 7(6)
- The aim of this study was to determine a cost-effective diagnostic method for lumbar herniated disc with knee osteoarthritis (LHD-KOA) based on aberrant outcome measures, levels of biomarkers, and ex…
The aim of this study was to determine a cost-effective diagnostic method for lumbar herniated disc with knee osteoarthritis (LHD-KOA) based on aberrant outcome measures, levels of biomarkers, and examination of the lower-extremity. Data were separately analyzed for each cohort suffering with LHD-KOA (n=108; 59.82±7.15years) and without LHD-KOA (n=108; 58.81±7.61years), and findings were confirmed with radiological images. The aberrant-leg-features (bilateral: knee gaps between the short head of biceps femoris and the surface of the bed, diameters of calves and thighs, angles of straight leg raising, knee-flexion and -extension in a supine position) and biochemical parameters (Interleukin-10, Tumor necrosis factor-alpha, C-reactive protein, creatine kinase-muscle, and Aldolase-A), and outcome measures, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities osteoarthritis index (WOMAC), knee-injury osteoarthritis outcomes scale (KOOS), Oswestry disability index (ODI), and body mass index (BMI)for participants with and without LHD-KOA were evaluated with appropriate techniques. All the subjects underwent standardized physical examination and completed a questionnaire. The risk ratios and mean± standard deviations of biomarkers, anatomical features, and outcome measures of the experimental subjects were highly significant compared to controls (p<0.0001). Results suggest that monitoring the studied aberrant outcome measures, biomarkers, and lower-anatomical features may be a cost-effective diagnostic tool for LHD-KOA. Further research is recommended for an alternative treatment protocol for LHD-KOA.
- Comparison of the effect of Western-made unloading knee brace with physical therapy in Asian patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis-A preliminary report. [Journal Article]
- JFJ Formos Med Assoc 2019 Jun 13
- CONCLUSIONS: The effect of brace fitting in patients with knee OA was similar to that of physical therapy. A Western-made unloading knee brace is acceptable in some Asian people with knee OA.
- [Arthroscopic treatment of irreducible hip posterior dislocation caused by acetabular labrum bony Bankart lesions]. [Journal Article]
- ZXZhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2019 Jun 15; 33(6):676-680
- CONCLUSIONS: The irreducible hip posterior dislocation caused by acetabular labrum bony Bankart lesions is rare. Arthroscopic therapy has the advantages of less trauma, quick recovery, and less complications.
- A randomized controlled trial on the effects of low-dose extracorporeal shock wave therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis. [Journal Article]
- APArch Phys Med Rehabil 2019 Jun 10
- CONCLUSIONS: A 4-week treatment of low-dose ESWT was superior to placebo for pain easement and functional improvement in patients with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis but had some negative effects on articular cartilage.
- Blood leukocyte LINE-1 hypomethylation and oxidative stress in knee osteoarthritis. [Journal Article]
- HHeliyon 2019; 5(5):e01774
- Joints inflammation is one of the most pathologic processes leading to the development of osteoarthritis (OA), possibly leading to genomic instability. LINE-1 is transposable elements, and alteration…
Joints inflammation is one of the most pathologic processes leading to the development of osteoarthritis (OA), possibly leading to genomic instability. LINE-1 is transposable elements, and alterations in LINE-1 methylation induced by 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) can cause genomic instability contributing to OA development. Herein, the present study examined associations between LINE-1 methylation, 8-OHdG, and knee OA severity.
- Inyección Intraarticular Única de Ácido Hialurónico en la Artrosis de Rodilla: Estudio Multicéntrico Prospectivo Abierto (ART-ONE 75) mediante Comparación Post-Hoc con Placebo. [Journal Article]
- CTCurr Ther Res Clin Exp 2019; 90:69-83
- La viscosuplementación del líquido sinovial mediante la inyección intraarticular (IA) de ácido hialurónico (AH) es un tratamiento sintomático ampliamente utilizado en la artrosis de rodilla (AR). Ade…
La viscosuplementación del líquido sinovial mediante la inyección intraarticular (IA) de ácido hialurónico (AH) es un tratamiento sintomático ampliamente utilizado en la artrosis de rodilla (AR). Además de los productos diseñados para realizar inyecciones múltiples (normalmente de 3 a 5 inyecciones, en intervalos de 1 semana), se presta especial atención a los productos de una única inyección, ya que ofrecen ventajas específicas, como son un menor número de visitas al médico y de intervenciones invasivas con sus riesgos asociados. Sin embargo, aún existen dudas sobre la eficacia de estas inyecciones únicas, en comparación con los regímenes de inyecciones múltiples.
- Comparisons of Neuromuscular Training Versus Quadriceps Training on Gait and WOMAC Index in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis and Varus Malalignment. [Journal Article]
- JCJ Chiropr Med 2019; 18(1):1-8
- CONCLUSIONS: The NMT group showed improvement in some of the gait parameters as well as improvement in pain, stiffness, and functional limitation compared with conventional QT. No additional improvement was found in cadence, gait cycle, and double limb support in patients who received NMT.
- Assessing Preoperative Mobility in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A SAFE T database study. [Journal Article]
- JOJ Orthop 2019 Sep-Oct; 16(5):409-413
- CONCLUSIONS: The positive correlation between subjective and objective measures of mobility increase our confidence in the latter as valid indicator of patient's preoperative activity level.
- [Therapeutic effect of intradermal needling combined with rehabilitation intervention on knee osteoarthritis in the middle and early stages]. [Journal Article]
- ZZZhongguo Zhen Jiu 2019 Jun 12; 39(6):609-12
- CONCLUSIONS: The combination of intradermal needing combined with rehabilitation intervention can effectively alleviate knee pain and improve joint function. It has a beneficial effect on the rehabilitation of middle and early knee osteoarthritis.
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- Early results of intra-articular micro-fragmented lipoaspirate treatment in patients with late stages knee osteoarthritis: a prospective study. [Journal Article]
- CMCroat Med J 2019 Jun 13; 60(3):227-236
- CONCLUSIONS: This study is among the first to show a positive effect of MLA on patients with late stages KOA.