Antonio Frizziero

Antonio Frizziero
Università di Parma | UNIPR · Medicine and Surgery

Associate Professor, MD, PhD

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March 2011 - present
University of Padova
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
March 2011 - present
University-Hospital of Padova
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2009 - January 2010
Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Position
  • Laboratory Assistant

Publications

Publications (118)
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Introduction: Adhesive capsulitis is a disease of unknown aetiology. Conservative therapy is based on the use of multimodal techniques (instrumental physical therapy, exercise, physiokinesitherapy and anti-inflammatory drug therapy). As yet, there is no consensus on which conservative therapy treatment is best for the management of the patient wit...
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Tendinopathies are common causes of pain and disability in general population and athletes. Conservative treatment is largely preferred, and eccentric exercise or other modalities of therapeutic exercises are recommended. However, this approach requests several weeks of consecutive treatment and could be discouraging. In the last years, injections...
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The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a severe ongoing global emergency. Despite high rates of asymptomatic patients, in many cases, the infection causes a rapid decline in pulmonary function due to an acute respiratory distress-like syndrome, leading to multi-organ failure and death. To date, recommendations about rehabilitation on C...
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The physical–chemical, structural, hydrodynamic, and biological properties of hyaluronic acid within tendons are still poorly investigated. Medical history and clinical applications of hyaluronic acid for tendinopathies are still debated. In general, the properties of hyaluronic acid depend on several factors including molecular weight. Several pre...
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PurposeSurgical training is crucial for orthopedics residents during their educational careers. Residents who follow classic training courses are less skilled than those trained with simulators. Virtual simulators are reported to be global learning tools for knee arthroscopy. The primary purpose of our study is to evaluate the current state of use...
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Introduction: The music as a powerful, and versatile stimulus for the brain, is at the date sometimes used in neurorehabilitation and proposed as a promising complementary strategy provided in combination with other therapy in individuals with neurological disorders. Different techniques and devices have been developed in the field of the music-bas...
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(1) Background: Acupressure is a noninvasive, low-cost technique that makes use of physical pressure on specific points using a finger or a device and shows positive effects on chronic pain as an adjunctive method to the rehabilitation exercises. The study’s aim was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy on pain, disability, and life quality of an ac...
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Haemophilia A is a rare inherited hematologic disorder characterized by a deficit of coagulation factor VIII. It is associated with frequent episodes of musculoskeletal bleedings that occur mainly inside joints and secondly inside muscles. The majority of intramuscular hematomas respond well to conservative protocols, based on rehabilitation techni...
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(1) Background: Management of chronic low back pain (cLBP) is often multidisciplinary, involving a combination of treatments, including therapeutic exercises. Core stability exercises aim to improve pain and disability in cLBP increasing spinal stability, neuromuscular control, and preventing shear force that causes injury to the lumbar spine. The...
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Hyaluronic acid has carved out an essential, though sometimes discussed, role in the treatment of joint degenerative pathology. Recent studies, first in vitro, then preclin-ical, have paved the way for use in tendon pathology. Clinical experience to date has shown extremely encouraging results in different tendinopathy frameworks such as tenosynovi...
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Background: Although the widespread use of factor VIII/IX replacement therapy has significantly reduced the severity of arthropathy in persons with haemophilia (PWH), some develop degenerative joint changes, associated with significant pain. The aim of this survey was to investigate the management and perception of pain among Italian physicians wh...
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La terapia intra-articolare è comunemente usata nel trattamento degli atleti. La Federazione Medico Sportiva Italiana (FMSI) ha indetto una Consensus Conference per fare luce sulle indicazioni e le procedure della terapia intra-articolare negli atleti e nei soggetti che conducono attività sportiva agonistica professionale o amatoriale. Diciassette...
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Background: The impact of the SARS-CoV-2 on the National Health System (NHS) required a reorganization of the various levels of care, which also involved the rehabilitation reality. Aim of the work: A clinical practice review of the literature was conducted to provide operational-rehabilitation guidelines adapted to the local reality and to the...
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SARS-CoV-2 is the coronavirus involved for the ongoing pandemic, responsible of the disease that has been identified as COVID-19 (COronaVIrus Disease-19) (1,2). In most cases, transmission occurs via saliva droplets in closed or poorly ventilated environments (particularly public and workplaces), unclean hands and rarely via contaminated surfaces (...
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We have read with interest the paper by Li and colleagues about the neurotropism of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS‐CoV‐2), responsible of coronavirus disease (COVID‐19), recently discovered in China and now worldwide spread.¹ In particular, the paper focuses on the role of the nervous system involvement in causing the respi...
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Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a program to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) among surgeons. Background: Surgeons are at high risk of WRMSD due to many physical and psychosocial factors. Methods: This study is a multicenter randomized clinical trial (UMIN000028557) conducted from January to August 2015. Follow...
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Despite the widespread availability of several effective classes of drugs, systemic arterial hypertension remains poorly controlled in the majority of patients worldwide. In this article, we discuss the different modalities and effects of combination therapy and possible future research questions. Treatment with a single antihypertensive agent can...
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Return to play (RTP) decisions in football are currently based on expert opinion. No consensus guideline has been published to demonstrate an evidence-based decision-making process in football (soccer). Our aim was to provide a framework for evidence-based decision-making in RTP following lower limb muscle injuries sustained in football. A 1-day co...
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Background The main purpose of this retrospective case series study was to evaluate long-term radiographic and clinical outcomes of a consecutive series of patients diagnosed with isolated, displaced, closed talar neck or body fractures treated by open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Secondly, the aim was to verify the influence of the loc...
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Axillary nerve injuries are uncommon, although the incidence is higher in athletes, both related to direct contusion or quadrilateral space syndrome. While few studies have investigated conservative strategies that could be proposed to avoid surgery, no previous case report documented the possible role of rehabilitation in axillary nerve reinjuries...
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Background Achilles and patellar tendinopathies are common clinical conditions that determine chronic pain and functional impairment. Conservative treatment can be effective, but it is time-consuming and it requires intensive patient compliance. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a key component of the extracellular matrix, and its anti-inflammatory, lubrican...
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Among conventional osteoarthritis (OA) treatments, intra‐articular (i.a) viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid (HA) is used to restore joint viscoelasticity. However, the rapid clearance and elimination of HA may limit its application. The aim of this study was to verify the improved efficacy of HA within the joint, using a lactose‐modified chi...
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The presence of a correlation between stomatognathic and postural systems has been investigated by different authors trying to identify a possible influence of dental occlusion on body posture and balance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between dental occlusion and neuromuscular control in a healthy young population using mo...
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Muscle injuries are frequent in high demand sports. No guidelines are available in the scientific literature. ISMuLT, the "Italian Society of Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons", in line with its multidisciplinary mission, is proud to cover this gap.
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Writing a scientific article is not an easy task, but it is definitely a great satisfaction to be able to conclude and publish it. Indeed, each publication is a service we make to the entire scientific community and to the advancement of science even before our personal career. There is and there will not be a final book/article for writing a scien...
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Osteitis pubis is a common cause of chronic groin pain, especially in athletes. Although a precise etiology is not defined, it seems to be related to muscular imbalance and pelvic instability. Diagnosis is based on detailed history, clinical evaluation, and imaging, which are crucial for a correct diagnosis and proper management. Many different the...
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The proper design and implementation of a scientific study as well as a balanced and well-supported evaluation and interpretation of its main findings are of crucial importance when reporting and disseminating research. Also accountability, funding acknowledgment and adequately declaring any conflict of interest play a major role in science. Since...
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Introduction: Instrumental musicians impose intense and repetitive strains on the musculoskeletal system. This makes them particularly susceptible to musculoskeletal disorders, especially at the spine and the scapular girdle, including scapular dyskinesis. The present study evaluated the presence of incorrect posture and scapular dyskinesis in youn...
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Galectins are members of the animal lectin family that bind to the β‐galactoside‐containing carbohydrate moieties of glycoconjugates. They seem to have an important role in the pathophysiology of several diseases, including arthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are chronic conditions with few or no available therapies. In thi...
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The increase in life expectancy has led to the attention of the international scientific community to a number of musculoskeletal disorders related especially to elderly. Most of these disorders are linked to osteoarthritis with the involvement of several joints. The classic symptoms afflicting these patients and limiting their activities of daily...
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Introduction: Obesity is a risk factor for knee osteoarthritis (OA). We hypothesised that, because of mechanical overload and metabolic impairment, obese patients with knee OA present more frequent knee extensor system abnormalities compared to lean osteoarthritis patients at high resolution ultrasonography. Methods: Twelve obese patients (Obese gr...
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This work provides easily accessible guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of Achilles tendon ruptures. These guidelines could be considered as recommendations for good clinical practice developed through a process of systematic review of the literature and expert opinion, to improve the quality of care for the individual patie...
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Intra-articular and peri-articular hyaluronic acid (HA) injections are widely used to treat several musculoskeletal pathologies. Although clinical outcomes are often positive for different conditions, an holistic consensus on this topic is still lacking. Our work is divided in two main sessions: in the first section we analyzed the preclinical base...
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I.S.Mu.L.T. achilles tendon ruptures guidelines
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Writing a scientific article is not an easy task, but it is definitely a great satisfaction to be able to conclude and publish it. Indeed, each publication is a service we make to the entire scientific com- munity and to the advancement of science even before our personal career. There is and there will not be a final book/article for writing a sci...
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Background: Lower extremity muscle mass, strength, power, and physical performance are critical determinants of independent functioning in later life. Isokinetic dynamometers are becoming very common in assessing different features of muscle strength, in both research and clinical practice; however, reliability studies are still needed to support t...
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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis clinically characterized by joint pain, functional limitation, and reduced quality of life. Several studies have shown a clear link between obesity and higher risk of knee OA. According to the multifactorial OA pathogenesis, the management of this condition requires a multidisciplinary approa...
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Primary traumatic patellar dislocation is common, particularly in young active individuals. A consensus on its management is still lacking. The present work provides easily accessible guidelines to be considered as recommendations for a good clinical practice developed through a process of systematic review of the literature and expert opinion, to...
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Background: The anatomy of hip is widely complex and several anatomical structures interact and contribute to its functioning. For position and role, hip and the surrounding tendons, which have their insertion around, are overstressed and often overloaded, especially in athletes. This could lead to the developing of several tendinopathies, among wh...
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Background: The anatomy of hip is widely complex and several anatomical structures interact and contribute to its functioning. For position and role, hip and the surrounding tendons, which have their insertion around, are overstressed and often overloaded, especially in athletes. This could lead to the developing of several tendinopathies, among w...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate cervical spine pain and function after five sessions of viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid (HA) in patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis. Methods: Forty-nine patients, (79% females, aged between 43-81 years), affected by TMJ osteoarthritis and concurrent cervical spine...
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Objective: to investigate the efficacy and safety of a medicated plaster containing betamethasone valerate (BMV) 2.25 mg in patients with chronic elbow tendinopathy. Methods: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study with assignment 2:2:1:1 to BMV medicated plaster applied daily for 12 hours, daily for 24 hours or matched placebo. 62 pa...