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Musculoskeletal Care

Feb 15, 2015 Issue
Injection Equals Physical Therapy for Shoulder Impingement [POEMs]

Both physical therapy and corticosteroid injection decrease pain and disability by about 50% within one month of beginning treatment. However, average scores will not improve beyond that over the course of the year, and the average person will have pain, disability, and an altered quality of life on...


Dec 1, 2014 Issue
Epidural Steroid Injections Ineffective for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis [POEMs]

Epidural glucocorticoid injections are ineffective for lumbar spinal stenosis. Whether this will change practice for this lucrative procedure will be an interesting question.


Jun 1, 2014 Issue
Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the AAOS [Practice Guidelines]

This clinical guideline from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) updates the one previously published in 2008 and addresses treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis in adults 19 years and older.


May 15, 2014 Issue
Nontraumatic Supraspinatus Tears: PT Is Equal to PT Plus Surgery at One Year [POEMs]

In this study, the long-term outcomes of adults with nontraumatic supraspinatus tears who are treated conservatively are similar to those of patients treated with two different surgical approaches.


Apr 15, 2014 Issue
Evaluation of Elbow Pain in Adults [Article]

Review the differential diagnosis of elbow pain by anatomic location.


Feb 1, 2014 Issue
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis, affecting approximately 2% to 4% of adolescents. The incidence of scoliosis is about the same in males and females; however, females have up to a 10-fold greater risk of curve progression. Although most youths with scoliosis will ...


Oct 15, 2013 Issue
Surgery Plus PT Similar to PT Alone for Adults with Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis [POEMs]

For middle-aged or older adults with osteoarthritis and a meniscal tear, there seem to be no significant differences between arthroscopic surgery plus PT and PT alone. A subset of patients who do not respond well to PT alone will eventually have surgery, but if they cross over to surgery within six ...


Apr 15, 2013 Issue
Evaluation and Diagnosis of Wrist Pain: A Case-Based Approach [Article]

Patients with wrist pain commonly present with an acute injury or spontaneous onset of pain without a definite traumatic event. A fall onto an outstretched hand can lead to a scaphoid fracture, which is the most commonly fractured carpal bone. Conventional radiography alone can miss up to 30 perce...


Apr 1, 2013 Issue
ACR Issues Recommendations on Therapies for Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released updated recommendations for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, and has developed new recommendations for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hand. These recommendations are categorized as strong or conditional.


Apr 1, 2013 Issue
Management of Chronic Tendon Injuries [Article]

Chronic tendon injuries present unique management challenges. The assumption that these injuries result from ongoing inflammation has caused physicians to rely on treatments demonstrated to be ineffective in the long term. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be limited in the treatment of ...


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