Key word (I)

Immobilsations

  • In adults with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome who have had an injection, is immediate post-injection immobilisation splinting more effective than no splinting for symptoms of pins and needles, pain and function?

Impingement

  • In adults with shoulder joint impingement is the intervention of stabilization exercises and/or postural correction versus any treatment or no intervention effective in reducing pain and increasing function?

In-patient and out-patient interventions

  • Is the use of physiotherapy assistants/technicians in the delivery of treatment for patients with musculoskeletal conditions as effective as treatment delivered by qualified physiotherapists only?

Incidence

  • In patients presenting with acute or chronic tendinopathies, what is the incidence of harm for those receiving steroid injections compared to those receiving usual care‌.

Individual therapy

  • In adult patients immediately post primary total knee replacement (TKR) for osteoarthritis (OA) is group therapy more clinically effective than an individual programme for pain and function?

    Inflammatory Arthritis 

Injection

  • In adults with shoulder joint impingement is the intervention of injecting the subacromial joint with 20mg of corticosteroid as effective as injecting with 40mg corticosteroid?
  • In adults with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome who have had an injection, is immediate post-injection immobilisation splinting more effective than no splinting for symptoms of pins and needles, pain and function?
  • In patients presenting with acute or chronic tendinopathies, what is the incidence of harm for those receiving steroid injections compared to those receiving usual care?
  • In an adult population is a corticosteroid injection a safe and effective treatment for tennis elbow compared to usual care.
  • In adults with chronic coccydynia, is the intervention of corticosteroid injection with or without internal coccyx manipulation more effective in reducing coccyx pain than usual care?
  • In adults with adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) does the use of distention injections improve pain, function and range of movement when compared to lower volume, steroid injections?
  • In adults with inflammatory arthritis and persistent knee synovitis, does yttrium synovectomy improve pain and function? 
  •  In adults with adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) does the use of high volume injection of local anaesthetic, saline and corticosteroid improve pain, function and range of movement when compared to low volume injection of local anaesthetic and corticosteroid?

Inflammatory Arthritis

  • In adults with inflammatory arthritis and persistent knee synovitis, does yttrium synovectomy improve pain and function?

Injection therapy effectiveness

  • In an adult population is a corticosteroid injection a safe and effective treatment for tennis elbow compared to usual care.
  • In patients presenting with acute or chronic tendinopathies, what is the incidence of harm for those receiving steroid injections compared to those receiving usual care‌.

Injuries

  • Is acupuncture an effective method of reducing pain in outpatient physiotherapy attendees with acute soft tissue injuries or fractures, compared to usual physiotherapy?

Injury

  • Does the use of massage in the treatment of traumatic hand injury improve range of movement, grip strength, function, swelling and return to work when compared with usual care?
  • In adult humans with peripheral musculoskeletal injury (who have not had previous repair) is the length of time of sustained active or passive stretching more effective than other aspects of stretching for increasing return to work function and activity?
  • Is Trancutaneous Nerve Stimulation effective in Relieving pain in Acute Soft Tissue Injuries in Adults?

Interscalene nerve blocks

  • Are interscalene nerve blocks an effective means of delivering pain relief to patients following shoulder surgery?

Intra-articular

  • Should urinalysis be routinely performed prior to intra-articular corticosteroid injection in order to avoid potential exacerbation of an underlying urinary tract infection?

Isokenetic

  • Does the addition of an isokinetic speed programme improve outcomes in patients receiving a unilateral primary Achilles tendon repair
  • Does the use of an Isokinetic Strengthening Programme improve outcomes in adults following unilateral ACL Reconstruction  versus usual rehabilitation?