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A Prospective Randomized Trial Using Four Treatment Modalities for the Treatment of Plantar Fasciiti

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. NewsBot

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    A Prospective Randomized Trial Using Four Treatment Modalities for the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis
    Gerald T. Kuwada
    The Foot and Ankle Online Journal 4 (8): 1
     
  2. DaVinci

    DaVinci Well-Known Member

    How does stuff like this get past ethics committees to actually get done, let alone past editors and journal reviewers? Do they get any worse than this one?
     
  3. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    Indeed!

    Where to start:
    -how did they end up with exactly 25 subjects in each of the 4 groups if randomization was really used (its is statistical probably but not high)
    -no blinding of participants
    -no blinded assessment of outcome measures
    -did not use outcome validated measure of foot health/function/pain
    -no statistical analysis of any baseline differences
    -no statistical analysis of outcome!!!!!
    -the data does not support the conclusions
    -etc
    -etc
    -etc
     
  4. CraigT

    CraigT Well-Known Member

    Was there an ethics committee?
    I have only quickly browsed this, but it looks like a study done privately?
    Had good intentions...
     
  5. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    - No control group
     
  6. Thats the biggy. I'd have liked to see a control group of sham ultrasound.

    Curious to know the difference between an insole and an orthotic.
     
  7. One works by altering the load/deformation characteristics, the topography and/ or the frictional characteristics at the foots interface; the other works by altering the load/deformation characteristics, the topography and/ or the frictional characteristics at the foots interface, but costs more.
     
  8. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    That is why mine is so long, to distract attention

    More Blackadder...



    From 4.12 onwards
     
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