Articles related toMusculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Ultrasound-guided injection through the rotator cuff interval: a clinical perspective of one institution’s results and description of technique

Nahum M. Beard, MD, CAQSM; Luke Beggs, PhD, MD; William G. Murphy, MD; Margaret Knack, RN, BSN, MS, CCRP; Owen Golden, MS, ATC; and William Ross, MD
The purpose of this study was to present a standardized technique of ultrasound-guided injection into the glenohumeral joint utilizing the rotator cuff interval in magnetic resonance imaging arthrography and to report one medical group’s experience with the technique.
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Retrospective analysis of robotic unicompartmental and total knee arthroplasties: patient demographics and outcomes

Alyssa M. Kendrick, BSN; Jill M. Carter, BS; Nathan Gregg, BS; Sarah C. MacNeill, MS, PAC; and Mark E. Gittins, DO, FAOAO
The aims of this study are to: (1) analyze adverse outcomes from robotic-assisted knee arthroplasty and its relation to sex, BMI, and age; and (2) explore any possible differences in outcomes among robotic-assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) and robotic-assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
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Educational intervention promotes injury prevention adherence in club collegiate men’s lacrosse athletes

Steven P. Gawrys, BS; Westin J. Wong, BS; Lawsen M. Parker, BS; Justin T. Bradshaw, BS; Evan G. Starr, BS; and Ben Wilde, DO
The objective of this study was to determine whether a brief educational intervention given to club collegiate athletes would affect injury rates, perceived pain, and compliance toward injury prevention practices.
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The process and outcomes of chronic low back pain treatment provided by osteopathic and allopathic physicians: a retrospective cohort study

John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, FACPM; Joel Kellerlee, BS; Matthew Joseph, MS; Moath B. Mohammad, BS; Kelly G. Kim, BS; Jyotirmaya Jain, BS; and Subhash Aryal, PhD
The objectives of this study were to measure and compare the process and longitudinal outcomes of chronic low back pain treatment provided by osteopathic and allopathic physicians and to identify mediators of the treatment effects of osteopathic medical care.
J Osteopath Med; 123(8): 385-394

Retrospective analysis of whole-body cryotherapy adverse effects in Division I collegiate athletes

Emily A. Kelly, BS; Nazilla Seyed Forootan, MD; Jake X. Checketts, DO; Austin Frank, MS, ATC; and Christopher L. Tangen, DO
This study aims to provide insight to any adverse effects that collegiate athletes experienced after utilizing whole-body cryotherapy to better utilize this therapeutic modality.
J Osteopath Med; 123(5): 249-257

Evaluating the underreporting of patient-reported outcomes in carpal tunnel syndrome randomized controlled trials

Chase Ladd, BS; Samuel M. Jacobsen, BS; Kelsey Snider, MM; Rigel Bacani, BA, BS; Cody Hillman, BS; Samuel Shepard, BS; Benjamin Heigle, BS; Ryan Ottwell, DO; Micah Hartwell, PhD; and Matt Vassar, PhD
The authors evaluate the reporting completeness of patient-reported outcomes within the literature concerning carpal tunnel syndrome utilizing the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials Patient-Reported Outcomes (CONSORT-PRO) extension.
J Osteopath Med; 123(6): 301-308

Structural abnormalities and osteopathic considerations in primary immunodeficiencies

Marija J. Rowane, DO; Meghan A. Callahan, BS; Jason E. Schend, DO; Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO; and Robert W. Hostoffer, DO, LhD, MSMEd, FACOP, FAAP, FCCP, FACOI
In this case report, the authors describe the first concise osteopathic examination of an immunodeficient patient with a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase regulatory subunit 1 (PIK3R1) mutation and provide a review of musculoskeletal abnormalities found in more common primary immunodeficiencies.
J Osteopath Med; 123(4): 195-199

Revisiting chronic low back pain: evidence that it is not non-specific

Clarence L. Nicodemus, DO, PhD; Alla Sikorskii, PhD; and Jessica Epstein, MS
The objective of this study is to show that chronic low back pain (CLBP) presents as a pattern of symptoms that actually represents the final common pathway for a dysfunctional lumbosacropelvic joint system. Rather than being “nonspecific,” the majority of CLBP has an underlying cause that is quite specific and predictable.
J Osteopath Med; 123(3): 143-149

Chronic exertional compartment syndrome in a patient with restrictive cardiomyopathy and portal hypertension

Christopher Lu, MD; Min Yoo, MD, MSCR; and Arthur J. De Luigi, DO, MHA
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a condition that produces exercise-induced pain and swelling due to a transient increase in compartment pressures. We present a unique case of CECS in a patient without the traditional risk factors but rather diagnosed with cardiac cirrhosis and portal hypertension.
J Osteopath Med; 122(12): 631-634

Lower trapezius muscle function in people with and without shoulder and neck pain: a systematic review

Daniel M. Wang, BS; Crystal Li, BS, BA; Nicole Hatchard, BS; George C. Chang Chien, DO; and John Alm, DO
This systematic review analyzes those with a history of, or who are currently managing, shoulder or neck pain to indicate differences in measures of lower trapezius function when compared to subjects without that pain.
J Osteopath Med; 123(2): 73-89