Elbow Joint

Publication Title: 
BMC musculoskeletal disorders

BACKGROUND: Recent reviews have indicated that low level level laser therapy (LLLT) is ineffective in lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) without assessing validity of treatment procedures and doses or the influence of prior steroid injections. METHODS: Systematic review with meta-analysis, with primary outcome measures of pain relief and/or global improvement and subgroup analyses of methodological quality, wavelengths and treatment procedures. RESULTS: 18 randomised placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) were identified with 13 RCTs (730 patients) meeting the criteria for meta-analysis.

Author(s): 
Bjordal, Jan M.
Lopes-Martins, Rodrigo Ab
Joensen, Jon
Couppe, Christian
Ljunggren, Anne E.
Stergioulas, Apostolos
Johnson, Mark I.
Publication Title: 
BMC musculoskeletal disorders

BACKGROUND: Recent reviews have indicated that low level level laser therapy (LLLT) is ineffective in lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) without assessing validity of treatment procedures and doses or the influence of prior steroid injections. METHODS: Systematic review with meta-analysis, with primary outcome measures of pain relief and/or global improvement and subgroup analyses of methodological quality, wavelengths and treatment procedures. RESULTS: 18 randomised placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) were identified with 13 RCTs (730 patients) meeting the criteria for meta-analysis.

Author(s): 
Bjordal, Jan M.
Lopes-Martins, Rodrigo Ab
Joensen, Jon
Couppe, Christian
Ljunggren, Anne E.
Stergioulas, Apostolos
Johnson, Mark I.
Publication Title: 
Surgical and radiologic anatomy: SRA

The use of Fuji films is simple but their manipulation and result interpretation seem to be difficult in the framework of medical research. The reliability and reproducibility of Fuji films have been proved by many previous studies. This study was undertaken to know precisely the articular zones of the elbow and to determine the compressive stress these areas undergo during different activities, in order to assess the importance of different articular contact areas.

Author(s): 
Chantelot, C.
Wavreille, G.
Dos Remedios, C.
Landejerit, B.
Fontaine, C.
Hildebrand, H.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research / National Strength & Conditioning Association

Exercise training programs can increase strength and improve submaximal force control, but the effects of yoga as an alternative form of steadiness training are not well described. The purpose was to explore the effect of a popular type of yoga (Bikram) on strength, steadiness, and balance. Young adults performed yoga training (n = 10, 29 +/- 6 years, 24 yoga sessions in 8 weeks) or served as controls (n = 11, 26 +/- 7 years). Yoga sessions consisted of 1.5 hours of supervised, standardized postures.

Author(s): 
Hart, Cady E. F.
Tracy, Brian L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition

A 60-year-old Muslim man was admitted to the Dhaka Hospital of ICDDR,B with an exacerbation of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Incidental hyperpigmented skin lesions were noticed overlying the dorsum of his ankles, knees, and elbows. Such asymptomatic areas of thickened, lichenified and hyperpigmented skin are called 'prayer marks' and are well-imprinted on the knees, ankles, and forehead. These are secondary to prolonged periods of pressure over bony prominences during prayer.

Author(s): 
Cangiano, M.
Chisti, Mohammod J.
Pietroni, Mark A. C.
Smith, Jonathan H.
Publication Title: 
Manual Therapy

Psychological factors within the Fear-Avoidance Model of Musculoskeletal Pain (FAM) predict clinical and experimental pain in both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. Clinicians routinely examine individuals with provocative testing procedures that evoke symptoms. The purpose of this study was to investigate which FAM factors were associated with evoked pain intensity, non-painful symptom intensity, and range of motion during an upper-limb neurodynamic test.

Author(s): 
Beneciuk, Jason M.
Bishop, Mark D.
George, Steven Z.
Publication Title: 
Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, I Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury

A technique of rehabilitation treatment was suggested and tested on 25 patients with an elbow joint endoprosthesis. The postoperative rehabilitation involved three periods: absolute immobilization, relative immobilization and postimmobilization.

Author(s): 
Kaptelin, A. F.
Geroeva, I. B.
Geller, I. I.
Kozhin, N. P.
Khoranov, Iu G.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists

This paper describes the physiotherapy and occupational therapy used in treating a 74-year-old woman with a left brachial plexus lesion, a break in the axillary artery, dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint, a broken scapula and clavicula, serial left rib fractures, and lacerations on the upper and lower arm. After testing the patient, the following goals were set: reduce pain, soften scar tissue, and improve joint motion, muscle strength, and functionality of the hand. A 12-month outpatient program was used.

Author(s): 
Bajuk, S.
Jelnikar, T.
Ortar, M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease

The aims of the study were to assess the effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with laronidase on the range of motion (ROM) of upper extremities and influence on activities of daily living (ADLs) of patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I). The ROM of 17 patients with MPS I was followed from the first year of life until the introduction of ERT and after 52-208 weeks of treatment. In all patients (group 1, n = 10), passive ROM was assessed.

Author(s): 
Tylki-Szymanska, Anna
Marucha, Jolanta
Jurecka, Agnieszka
Syczewska, Malgorzata
Czartoryska, Barbara
Publication Title: 
Clinical Rheumatology

The aim of this study was to compare--clinically and ultrasonographically--the therapeutic effects of physical therapy modalities (hot pack, ultrasound therapy, and friction massage), local corticosteroid injection, and extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT) in lateral epicondylitis (LE). Fifty-nine elbows of 59 patients with LE were randomized into three treatment groups receiving either physical therapy, a single corticosteroid injection, or ESWT.

Author(s): 
Gündüz, Rukiye
Malas, Fevziye Ünsal
Borman, Pınar
Kocaoğlu, Seher
Özçakar, Levent

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