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ACE Report #11128
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Cost-efficacy analysis of decompression versus irrigation and no treatment for subacromial pain


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Cost-effectiveness analysis of a placebo-controlled randomized trial evaluating the effectiveness of arthroscopic subacromial decompression in patients with subacromial shoulder pain

Bone Joint J. 2019 Jan;101-B(1):55-62. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.101B1.BJJ-2018-0555.R1

Contributing Authors: DJ Beard JL Rees C Cooper AJ Carr I Rombach JA Cook N Merritt BA Shirkey AM Gray

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Synopsis

313 patients with subacromial impingement were randomized to either arthroscopic subacromial decompression, arthroscopic irrigation alone, or no treatment. The purpose of this study was to explore cost-effectiveness of arthroscopic subacromial decompression compared to no treatment and arthroscopic irrigation alone, assessed after 6- and 12-month follow-up. Quality-adjusted life-years gained signi...

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