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M-A: Effectiveness and safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioid treatment for knee and hip osteoarthritis – although Etoricoxib 60 mg/day and diclofenac 150 mg/day seem to be most effective treatments, topical diclofenac 70-81 mg/day is safer and should be considered as first line treatment.

17 Oct, 2021 | 21:14h | UTC

Effectiveness and safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioid treatment for knee and hip osteoarthritis: network meta-analysis – The BMJ

News release: Topical pain-killers more effective, safer than opioids for knee osteoarthritis pain – St. Michael’s Hospital

Commentary: Network meta-analysis compares analgesic regimens for osteoarthritis – medwire News

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


The Dutch Multidisciplinary Occupational Health Guideline to Enhance Work Participation Among Low Back Pain and Lumbosacral Radicular Syndrome Patients.

7 Oct, 2021 | 10:18h | UTC

The Dutch Multidisciplinary Occupational Health Guideline to Enhance Work Participation Among Low Back Pain and Lumbosacral Radicular Syndrome Patients – Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

 


Imaging in non-bacterial osteomyelitis in children and adolescents: diagnosis, differential diagnosis and follow-up—an educational review based on a literature survey and own clinical experiences.

6 Oct, 2021 | 08:43h | UTC

Imaging in non-bacterial osteomyelitis in children and adolescents: diagnosis, differential diagnosis and follow-up—an educational review based on a literature survey and own clinical experiences – Insights into Imaging

 


Systematic Review: Is exercise an effective therapy to treat long-lasting low back pain?

3 Oct, 2021 | 22:32h | UTC

Summary: Is exercise an effective therapy to treat long-lasting low back pain? – Cochrane Library

Original Study: Exercise therapy for chronic low back pain – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Guideline Synopsis: The Non-Surgical Management of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis.

1 Oct, 2021 | 10:00h | UTC

Synopsis of the 2020 US Department of Veterans Affairs/US Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guideline: The Non-Surgical Management of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Consensus paper: Clinical indications for image-guided interventional procedures in the musculoskeletal system—part V, knee.

23 Sep, 2021 | 09:59h | UTC

Clinical indications for image-guided interventional procedures in the musculoskeletal system: a Delphi-based consensus paper from the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR)—part V, knee – European Radiology

See other articles in the series: Consensus paper: Clinical indications for image-guided interventional procedures in the musculoskeletal system.

 


AAOS Updates Clinical Practice Guideline for Osteoarthritis of the Knee.

21 Sep, 2021 | 09:03h | UTC

News release: AAOS Updates Clinical Practice Guideline for Osteoarthritis of the Knee – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Guideline summary: Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee (Non-Arthroplasty) (3rd Edition) – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Full paper: Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee (Non-Arthroplasty) Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline

 


Musculoskeletal complications following critical illness: A scoping review.

3 Sep, 2021 | 10:07h | UTC

Musculoskeletal complications following critical illness: A scoping review – Journal of Critical Care

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review: Pain management after complex spine surgery.

24 Aug, 2021 | 08:50h | UTC

Pain management after complex spine surgery – European Journal of Anaesthesiology

 


RCT: A single-session of pain management skills intervention was noninferior to 8 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy in adults with chronic low back pain.

24 Aug, 2021 | 08:39h | UTC

Comparison of a Single-Session Pain Management Skills Intervention With a Single-Session Health Education Intervention and 8 Sessions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries:

Single two-hour session of pain management skills could offer as much benefit as longer-course of CBT – News Medical

New approach effectively relieves chronic low back pain – Stanford Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ACOG Guideline: Osteoporosis prevention, screening, and diagnosis.

22 Aug, 2021 | 23:08h | UTC

Osteoporosis Prevention, Screening, and Diagnosis: ACOG Clinical Practice Guideline No. 1 – Obstetrics & Gynecology

 


Systematic review: Kinesio taping provides little or no benefit for rotator cuff disease.

16 Aug, 2021 | 00:52h | UTC

Kinesio taping for rotator cuff disease – Cochrane Library

Summary: Kinesio taping for rotator cuff disease – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Guideline: Non-surgical interventions for lumbar spinal stenosis leading to neurogenic claudication.

13 Aug, 2021 | 09:03h | UTC

Non-Surgical Interventions for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Leading To Neurogenic Claudication: A Clinical Practice Guideline – Journal of Pain

 


Update on medical management of acute hip fracture.

10 Aug, 2021 | 08:50h | UTC

Update on medical management of acute hip fracture – Cleveland Clinical Journal of Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Evidence-based approach to nailbed injuries: ED presentations, evaluation, and management.

10 Aug, 2021 | 08:47h | UTC

Evidence-based Approach to Nailbed Injuries: ED Presentations, Evaluation, and management – emDocs

 


PIDS-IDSA Guideline on diagnosis and management of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis in pediatrics.

6 Aug, 2021 | 09:58h | UTC

Clinical Practice Guideline by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America: 2021 Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis in Pediatrics – Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

News release: New PIDS-IDSA guideline on bone infections in children addresses key diagnostic and treatment questions – Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

 


RCT: Decompression alone is non-inferior to decompression with fusion in patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.

6 Aug, 2021 | 09:54h | UTC

Decompression with or without Fusion in Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: Decompression Noninferior for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis – HealthDay

 


AAOS Guideline: Pharmacologic, physical, and cognitive pain alleviation for musculoskeletal extremity/pelvis surgery.

5 Aug, 2021 | 08:49h | UTC

Pharmacologic, Physical, and Cognitive Pain Alleviation for Musculoskeletal Extremity/Pelvis Surgery – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Evidence summary: Pharmacologic, Physical, and Cognitive Pain Alleviation for Musculoskeletal Extremity/Pelvis Surgery

News release: Clinical Practice Guideline and Appropriate Use Criteria for the Evaluation of Pharmacologic, Physical, and Cognitive Pain Alleviation for Musculoskeletal Extremity/Pelvis Surgery

 


Olympic Pseudoscience – Tokyo Edition.

29 Jul, 2021 | 11:08h | UTC

Olympic Pseudoscience – Tokyo Edition – Science Based Medicine

 


Cohort study: Evidence of a potentially inappropriate and harmful prescribing cascade of gabapentinoid followed by a diuretic among older adults with lower back pain.

29 Jul, 2021 | 11:02h | UTC

Evidence of a gabapentinoid and diuretic prescribing cascade among older adults with lower back pain – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related:

Are you the victim of a prescribing cascade?

Study: Evaluation of a Common Prescribing Cascade of Calcium Channel Blockers and Diuretics in Older Adults with Hypertension

Prescribing Cascade in a Cardiology Practice

 


New series from The Lancet: Physical Activity 2021.

23 Jul, 2021 | 10:37h | UTC

Homepage: Physical Activity 2021 – The Lancet (free registration required for all articles)

Summary and commentary: Experts call for immediate action to ensure physical activity is built into everyday lives – News Medical

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


RCT: Progressive exercise compared with best practice advice, with or without corticosteroid injection, for the treatment of patients with rotator cuff disorders.

22 Jul, 2021 | 10:42h | UTC

Progressive exercise compared with best practice advice, with or without corticosteroid injection, for the treatment of patients with rotator cuff disorders (GRASP): a multicentre, pragmatic, 2 × 2 factorial, randomised controlled trial – The Lancet

Commentaries: Optimising treatment for patients with rotator cuff disorders – The Lancet (free registration required)

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Sacroiliac joint dysfunction: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

21 Jul, 2021 | 10:26h | UTC

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment – European Spine Journal

 


RCT: No benefit from platelet-rich plasma injection for patients with debilitating Achilles tendinopathy.

18 Jul, 2021 | 23:13h | UTC

Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection vs Sham Injection on Tendon Dysfunction in Patients With Chronic Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentary: No benefit from PRP treatment for patients with debilitating Achilles tendon pain – University of Warwick

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Consensus paper: Clinical indications for image-guided interventional procedures in the musculoskeletal system.

15 Jul, 2021 | 09:05h | UTC

Just published – Clinical indications for image-guided interventional procedures in the musculoskeletal system: a Delphi-based consensus paper from the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR)—part IV, hip – European Radiology

Other articles from the series:

Part I – shoulder

Part II – elbow and wrist

Part III – nerves of the upper limb

 


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