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ACE Report #10115
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

AAOS2018: Does sling position after total shoulder arthroplasty significantly affect PROMs?

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Position of Sling Immobilization Affects the Outcomes of Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Contributing Authors: KM Baumgarten R Osborn MJ Zens

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36 patients scheduled for total shoulder arthroplasty were randomized to shoulder immobilization for 6 weeks in either neutral rotation or internal rotation. Patients were assessed for patient-reported outcome measures and shoulder range of motion over the first postoperative year. For patient-reported function, no significant differences were observed between groups for the Disabilities of the Ar...

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