Francesco Ioppolo

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BACKGROUND Clinical research quantifies symptoms and signs of pain. OBJECTIVE To develop a brief outcome measure to assess foot and ankle conditions, the psychometric properties of a modified version of the original Foot Function Index (FFI) were examined. METHODS Eighty-six subjects with musculoskeletal foot and ankle disorders were enrolled. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect on pain, function, and ultrasonographic findings of ultrasonography-guided Baker's cyst aspiration followed by corticosteroid injection in a group of patients with Baker's cyst secondary to knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN Prospective observational study. RESULTS Twenty-six subjects participated in this study. Clinical and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of shock wave therapy (SWT) for functional improvement and the reduction of pain in patients with calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, and to determine the rate of disappearance of calcifications after therapy at 6 months' follow-up. DATA SOURCES Articles were searched from the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Embase,(More)
BACKGROUND Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT) represents a valid intervention in the treatment of people with supraspinatus calcifying tendinitis (SCT), but there is limited evidence for the useful range of ESWT doses. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare 2 different ranges of energy flux density in treatment of SCT with ESWT. DESIGN(More)
Initial treatment of trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis (TMO) often consists of intra-articular injection of corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid. Several studies have shown that ultrasound (US)-guided injections demonstrate greater precision and effectiveness when compared to blind techniques. The aim of our study was to describe a simple and reliable(More)
BACKGROUND The authors of several studies have recommended extracorporeal shock-wave therapy as an alternative to surgical treatment for long-bone nonunions. This study was performed to compare the results of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy produced by two different devices with those of surgical treatment in the management of long-bone nonunions. (More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the temporal, kinetic, kinematic, electromyographic and energetic aspects of gait in Charcot-Marie-Tooth patients with foot drop and plantar flexion failure. METHODS A sample of 21 patients fulfilling clinical, electrodiagnostic and genetic criteria for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease were evaluated by computerized gait analysis system(More)
Currently the application of shock wave therapy (SWT) in musculoskeletal disorders has been primarily used in the treatment of tendinopathies (proximal plantar fasciopathy, lateral elbow tendinopathy, calcific tendinopathy of the shoulder, and patellar tendinopathy, etc.) and bone defects (delayed- and non-union of bone fractures, avascular necrosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound (US) therapy improves symptoms in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) uses acoustic energy to determine its clinical effects, as US-therapy does. AIM The aim of this study was to compare the short-term efficacy of US and ESWT on mild and moderate CTS. STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled(More)
Cardiovascular diseases manifest similar age and sex distribution in the general population and have some commons risk factors with some neuropathies. The aim of this study is to verify whether standard nerve conduction studies show significant differences in a group of poststroke hemiplegic patients, when compared with a control group, in the hypothesis(More)