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Table 5 Comparison of evidence in UK evidence report and current review for musculoskeletal lower extremity disorders

From: Clinical effectiveness of manual therapy for the management of musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions: systematic review and update of UK evidence report

Condition Intervention UK evidence report evidence New/additional evidence New evidence?
   Inconclusive Moderate High Inconclusive Moderate High  
Musculoskeletal - Lower extremity disorders         
Ankle sprains Manipulation/mobilisation Favourable    Favourable    No
  Muscle energy technique     Favourable    Yes
Ankle fracture rehabilitation Mobilisation   Negative    Negative   No
  Kaltenborn-based manual therapy     Favourable    Yes
Morton’s neuroma/metatarsalgia Manipulation/mobilisation Favourable    Favourable    No
Hallux limitus Manipulation/mobilisation Favourable    Favourable    No
Plantar fasciitis Manipulation/mobilisation with exercise   Positive    Positive   No
  Trigger point therapy     Favourable    Yes
Hallux abducto valgus Manipulation/mobilisation Favourable    Favourable    Yes