This is a prospective, randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of expanded patient education and coping skills on pain management following multilevel pediatric spinal surgery. The intervention will include a smartphone- based platform and a comprehensive library of peri-operative educational and coping skills videos as a means for better addressing the psychosocial elements of a child's individual pain experience. The study evaluated whether this novel intervention will reduce pain, improve outcomes and accelerate functional recovery up to 6 weeks after surgery.
Multi-center study to include up to 600 subjects with knee osteoarthritis in unilateral or bilateral knees treated with Regenexx® SD in the osteoarthritic knee/s. Synovial fluid drawn from patients' knee/s prior to receiving Regenexx-SD treatment will be correlated with their clinical outcomes after treatment.
This prospective, non-interventional research registry is designed to study the comparative effectiveness and comparative safety of approved treatments for RA in a cohort of patients cared for by rheumatologists across North America. Secondary objectives include analyzing the epidemiology and natural history of the disease, its comorbidities, and current treatment practices.
This study will help the investigators design a method to detect the disease-causing immune cells in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Such methods are not currently available, but if successful, would help scientists to better understand the causes of RA.
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.