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PPC IV Literature Review Requirements (self-directed learning assignment): Orthopedic/Skeletal Topics

ACL Treatments

  • Single-bundle versus double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Comparing patellar tendon to hamstring tendon autografts for treating anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Comparing anterior cruciate ligament grafts in female patients
  • Comparing cryotherapy in the post-operative treatment to an icing regimen in ACL reconstructive surgery patients

Fracture Treatments

  • Surgery versus non-surgical interventions for treating bone fractures
  • Symptomatic Treatment versus Cast Immobilization for Treatment of Avulsion Fractures of the Base of the Fifth Metatarsal
  • Comparing treatment of a fracture with surgery or a more conservative treatment

Orthopedic Topics

 

  • Surgery versus non-surgical intervention for treating carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Corticosteroid injections compared to physiotherapy for treating lateral epicondylitis
  • Comparing treatment of a fracture with surgery or a more conservative treatment
  • Milch technique versus the Stimson technique for treating shoulder dislocations
  • Comparing walking boots to functional braces for treating ankle ligament injuries
  • Microfracture surgery vs autologous chondrocyte implantation for treating the management of cartilage defects of the knee
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture: Surgical versus Nonsurgical Intervention
  • Comparing the modified Dunn procedure versus in situ fixation for the treatment of the slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)

Patellar Femoral Pain Syndrome

  • Comparing two different exercise therapies for treating patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Knee arthroscopy plus exercise versus exercise for treating patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Comparing supervised exercise to usual care for treating patellofemoral pain syndromeC

Primary Frozen Shoulder

  • Intra-articular injection versus hydrodilatation for treating primary frozen shoulder
  • Intra-articular injection versus subacromial injection for treating primary frozen shoulder
  • Subacromial injection versus hydrodilatation for treating primary frozen shoulder

Misc. Skeletal Related Topics

  • Pamidronate versus zoledronic acid for treating osteogenesis imperfecta