This study evaluates the addition of dry needling to exercise as part of physical therapy for the treatment of shoulder adhesive capsulitis. There will be two groups. One will receive actual dry needling to the clinically determined shoulder / parascapular trigger points. The other group will receive a sham needle treatment to the clinically determined areas.
The clinical efficacy of hyaluronic acid or corticosteroid injections has been reported, but effects are short lived. This has led to the development of additional injection options such as autologous derived blood products which have been documented to alleviate symptoms related to knee osteoarthritis, with recent comparative studies suggesting a greater, long-lasting effect with these blood derived products like platelet rich plasma (PRP) [2-8]. One clinically-developed preparation of platelet rich plasma, named autologous conditioned plasma (ACP), has randomized controlled trial data proving efficacy [4,9]. Clinical use of platelet ...
This study will explore the relationship between skeletal muscle and physical activity in scoliosis patients to provide insight into both the etiology of scoliosis and potential ways to mitigate the potential harms of treatment.
Pediatric spinal fusion (PSF) surgery is a painful procedure that can treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). One technique that can potentially reduce patients' pain levels and need for opioid medication is the ultrasound-guided Erector Spinae Plane Block (ESPB). The ESP block is a technique that involves injecting an anesthetic medication into the muscles of the lower back on both sides of the spine. Previous studies have shown that ESPB application led to a reduction in opioid use, and there is one pediatric case report of ESPB use in two patients undergoing PSF. However, there is still lack of evidence that the ESPB ...
The purpose of this study is post-market, patient outcome research to evaluate medical device safety and effectiveness. The data collected will assess the safety of the FLXfit 15TM (studydevice) system.
The objective of this study is twofold: First, to determine whether higher levels of pre-operative psychological distress predict worse outcomes after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair; second, to obtain functional outcomes (VAS pain, VAS satisfaction, VAS function, Simple Shoulder Test (SST) and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Score), physically examine and perform a radiographic analysis of patients at a minimum of 6 months after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty, arthroscopic scapulothoracic bursectomy, acromioclavicular joint reconstruction and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
This is a prospective, randomized clinical trial of patients undergoing 1-level lateral lumbar spinal fusion. This study seeks to randomize patients indicated for Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF) into one of two groups: direct decompression and indirect decompression.
This is a retrospective/prospective, open-label single cohort, multicenter study to collect relevant clinical data from 147 subjects with unicompartmental degeneration of the knee in whom the Journey UNI UKS was previously implanted.
A prospective, observational study assessing the relationship between HbA1c level and the post-injection blood glucose signature. Participants will be non-diabetic, pre-diabetic, non-insulin dependent and insulin dependent type 2 diabetic patients who will be receiving a knee steroid injection. All of them will be consented a week prior to the injection, when the CGM sensor will be applied to the back of the upper arm. This will be removed a week after the injection. KOOS survey as well as VAS will be administered. Adverse events (e.g., change in medication or hospitalization) will be monitored throughout the study.
Local anesthetic resistance is commonly reported by patients with EDS. However, there are no objective data on the occurrence of local anesthetic resistance in EDS patients and in healthy volunteers. We propose to collect such objective data on the frequency of drug resistance and whether any problems with local anesthesia are due to initial ineffectiveness or due to its effects dissipating too soon.