Treatment of Recalcitrant Lateral Epicondylitis with Autologous Conditioning Plasma
Wing Yum Man, Paul Y Lee and Andrew Rogers
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 31, 2015
Background: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are part of a developing therapy believed to promote healing using the patient's own blood components. Certain studies have shown PRP treatment to be effective in the treatment of various tendinopathies such as lateral epicondylitis. Currently there is no standard method for PRP preparation with manufacturers each claiming various benefits for their system. Purpose: Autologous Conditioning serum (ACP) (Arthrex, Naples, Florida) is a recent develo...
Infrequently Encountered Multiple Displaced Proximal Phalangeal Fractures of the Hand: A Surgical Case Report
Hamdi Kaziz, Thabet Mouelhi, Mohamed Amine Triki, Yamen Grissa, Nader Naouar and Mohamed Laziz Ben Ayeche
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 16, 2015
Proximal phalangeal fractures are frequently seen in hand injuries. However, multiple proximal phalangeal fractures are uncommon and they are the direct result of a high energy force. The prevalence of multiple phalangeal fractures in our hospital is estimated at roughly 3 cases each year but rarely multiple displaced fractures have been reported. The treatment depends on whether they are displaced, comminuted, compound, intraarticular, spiral, or avulsion injuries. Simple minimally displaced fr...
Prevalence of Anti-Gastric Parietal Cell Antibodies and Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Matthew B Carroll and Christopher M Tessier
Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: October 14, 2015
Recent studies are lacking in assessing presence of both the anti-gastric parietal cell (GPC) antibody and concurrent vitamin B12 deficiency in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients in the era of more aggressive disease modifying therapy. We recruited patients to one of three arms: those with RA, autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD), and no known autoimmune disorder (controls). A one-time serum assessment of vitamin B12 level, methylmalonic acid, and anti-GPC antibody level was performed....
Management of Occupational Shoulder Injuries in Primary Care
Glenn Brown, Kayne Park and Ryan T Bicknell
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 28, 2015
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and is comprised of an intricate complex of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Due to thismobility and heavy reliance on arms, shoulder injuries are one of the most debilitating and common disorders afflicted in the workplace. They have been categorized as a high impact injury by the workplace safety and insurance board (WSIB) of Ontario due to the long recovery and return to work (RTW) times....
The Effects of Whole-Body Vibration Training for Rehabilitation after ACL Reconstruction: A Systematic Review
Y. Osawa, Y. Oguma, T. Hashimoto and Naokata Ishii
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 21, 2015
We investigated the effects of short-term WBVT program for rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction on postural control, knee position sense, and knee laxity. This review was restricted to randomized controlled trials, which investigated the rehabilitation effects of WBVT on physical function compared with conventional rehabilitation program. Data from a total of 99 participants with ACL reconstruction in 3 studies were included. Articles with high risk of bias were included based on the criteria...