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1 Efficacy and safety of tanezumab monotherapy or combined with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of knee or hip osteoarthritis pain Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 15, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

2 The relationship between longitudinal serum leptin measures and measures of magnetic resonance imaging-assessed knee joint damage in a population of mid-life women Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 15, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

3 MicroRNA-155 as a proinflammatory regulator via SHIP-1 down-regulation in acute gouty arthritis Arthritis Research & Therapy, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Clinical and economic burden of bone metastasis and skeletal-related events in prostate cancer Current Opinion in Oncology, April 15, 2014    Review Article

5 Prevention of low back pain: effect, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility of maintenance care - study protocol for a randomized clinical trial Full Text Trials, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Is there a “July effect” in surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, April 15, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

7 Instability and degenerative arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint: A current concepts review The American Journal of Sports Medicine, April 15, 2014    Review Article    Clinical Article

8 Restoration of the meniscus: Form and function The American Journal of Sports Medicine, April 15, 2014    Review Article    Clinical Article

9 Cumulative mechanical low-back load at work is a determinant of low-back pain Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Lumbar spinal stenosis: therapeutic options review Pain Practice, April 15, 2014    Review Article

11 Management of patients with low back pain Full Text Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

12 High-energy extracorporeal shock-wave therapy for treating chronic calcific tendinitis of the shoulder: a systematic review Annals of Internal Medicine, April 15, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

13 Effects of knee extension constraint training on knee flexion angle and peak impact ground-reaction force The American Journal of Sports Medicine, April 15, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

14 Effects of lipids and lipoproteins on diabetic foot in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A meta-analysis Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, April 15, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

15 Investigating the role of backward walking therapy in alleviating the plantar pressure of patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Thiazide use is associated with reduced risk for incident lower extremity fractures in men with spinal cord injury Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Temporal in vivo assessment of fresh osteochondral allograft transplants to the distal aspect of the femur by dGEMRIC (delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage) and zonal T2 mapping MRI The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, April 15, 2014    Review Article

18 Lack of diversity in orthopaedic trials conducted in the United States The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, April 15, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

19 Radiographic changes around humeral components in shoulder arthroplasty The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, April 15, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

20 Dynamic radiographic criteria for detecting pseudarthrosis following anterior cervical arthrodesis The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, April 15, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

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Zoledronic acid effective in fracture prevention after 1 year of treatment

As reported in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, the anti-fracture effect of zoledronic acid is apparent as early as 12 months after treatment and persists for at least 3 years. The study involved 9355 women with osteoporosis who were followed for 3 y. Compared with the placebo group, the ORs for fractures in the women 1, 2, and 3 years after treatment with zoledronic acid were 0.74, 0.53, and 0.61, respectively.

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Exercise + weight loss program effective in treating hip OA

As published in Physical Therapy, a combined 8-month exercise plus weight loss program in overweight or obese patients with hip OA (n=35) resulted in a 32.6% self-reported improvement in physical functioning, as well as pain and walking. This is the first report to demonstrate a benefit in patients with hip OA, which is consistent with the reported benefit of exercise plus weight loss in patients with knee OA.

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An alternative regimen for diabetic foot infections

As published in Infection, iv moxifloxacin (400 mg qd) is as effective as iv piperacillin/tazobactam (4.0/0.5 g tid) followed by oral amoxicillin/clavulanate (875/125 mg bid x 7-21 d) in the treatment of diabetic foot infections (69.9%-76.4% vs. 69.1%-78.8%, respectively).

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1 Femoroacetabular impingement in athletes: Current concepts The American Journal of Sports Medicine, March 6, 2014    Review Article

2 The clinical course of low back pain: a meta-analysis comparing outcomes in randomised clinical trials (RCTs) and observational studies BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, March 10, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

3 Total joint arthroplasty: Trends in medicare reimbursement and implant prices Journal of Arthroplasty, March 26, 2014    Review Article

4 Efficacy of MRI in primary care for patients with knee complaints due to trauma: protocol of a randomised controlled non-inferiority trial (TACKLE trial) BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, March 5, 2014    Free full text

5 The efficacy of duloxetine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and opioids in osteoarthritis: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, March 12, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

6 Opioids compared with placebo or other treatments for chronic low back pain: An update of the cochrane review Spine, March 28, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

7 HUMeral Shaft Fractures: MEasuring Recovery after Operative versus Non-operative Treatment (HUMMER): a multicenter comparative observational study BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 13, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

8 A clinical pathway for total shoulder arthroplasty--A pilot study HSS Journal (Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery), March 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

9 Culture-negative periprosthetic joint infection The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, March 7, 2014    Review Article

10 First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis versus proximal phalanx hemiarthroplasty for hallux rigidus: feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial Trials, March 18, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

11 Comparison of minimally invasive approach versus conventional anterolateral approach for total hip arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, February 21, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

12 Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with neck pain Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, January 7, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Guideline

13 Predicting rapid recovery from acute low back pain based on the intensity, duration and history of pain: A validation study European Journal of Pain, March 21, 2014

14 The demographic characteristics of high-level and recreational athletes undergoing hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement: A sports-specific analysis Arthroscopy, February 28, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

15 Five-week outcomes from a dosing trial of therapeutic massage for chronic neck pain Annals of Family Medicine, March 14, 2014    Free full text

16 Reduced short-term complications and mortality following Enhanced Recovery primary hip and knee arthroplasty: Results from 6,000 consecutive procedures Acta Orthopaedica, March 4, 2014    Free full text    Review Article

17 Vitamin D status and its relationship with body composition, bone mineral density and fracture risk in urban Central South Chinese postmenopausal women Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, March 20, 2014

18 Yoga vs. physical therapy vs. education for chronic low back pain in predominantly minority populations: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Trials, February 27, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

19 Cast immobilization with and without immobilization of the thumb for nondisplaced and minimally displaced scaphoid waist fractures: a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial The Journal of Hand Surgery, March 5, 2014

20 Subacromial impingement syndrome and pain: protocol for a randomised controlled trial of exercise and corticosteroid injection (the SUPPORT trial) BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, March 17, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

Indexed Journals in Orthopedics: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Arthroplasty, Spine, The Kneemore

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