Journal article

A consensus-based process identifying physical therapy and exercise treatments for patients with degenerative meniscal tears and knee OA: the TeMPO physical therapy interventions and home exercise program

Clare E Safran-Norton, James K Sullivan, James J Irrgang, Hannah M Kerman, Kim L Bennell, Gary Calabrese, Leigh Dechaves, Brian Deluca, Alexandra B Gil, Madhuri Kale, Brittney Luc-Harkey, Faith Selzer, Derek Sople, Peter Tonsoline, Elena Losina, Jeffrey N Katz

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders | BMC | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is prevalent and often associated with meniscal tear. Physical therapy (PT) and exercise regimens are often used to treat OA or meniscal tear, but, to date, few programs have been designed specifically for conservative treatment of meniscal tear with concomitant knee OA. Clinical care and research would be enhanced by a standardized, evidence-based, conservative treatment program and the ability to study the effects of the contextual factors associated with interventions for patients with painful, degenerative meniscal tears in the setting of OA. This paper describes the process of developing both a PT intervention and a home exercise program for a random..

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Awarded by National Institutes of Health through a U01 grant

Funding Acknowledgements

The TeMPO Trial is funded by the National Institutes of Health through a U01 grant (U01AR071658). The funding agency approved and commented on the broad elements of study design upon grant submission and review. The funders receive regular updates, but have not provided any substantive changes or feedback to trial protocols and interventions.