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Volume:8 Issue:2 Number:52 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #10289
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Long-term outcome of surgery favoured over physiotherapy alone for subacromial impingement syndrome


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OrthoEvidence. Long-term outcome of surgery favoured over physiotherapy alone for subacromial impingement syndrome. ACE Report. 2019;8(2):52. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/10289

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Subacromial Decompression Yields a Better Clinical Outcome Than Therapy Alone: A Prospective Randomized Study of Patients With a Minimum 10-Year Follow-up

Am J Sports Med. 2018 May;46(6):1397-1407

Contributing Authors: N Sernert L Rostgard-Christensen JT Kartus S Farfaras E Hallstrom

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Synopsis

87 patients with subacromial impingement were randomized to one of three treatment groups: arthroscopic acromioplasty, open acromioplasty, or to a physiotherapy program. Patients were followed-up for a minimum of 10 years after intervention, with outcomes related to subjective function (Constant score), shoulder range of motion, shoulder strength in abduction, and ultrasonic and radiographic evalu...

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