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ACE Report #11841
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

COA/ICORS2019: No difference between surgery and nonoperative treatment for shoulder impingement

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Surgery Has Little Benefit in Patients With Shoulder Impingement: A Meta-Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials

Contributing Authors: M Bhandari O Ayeni A Bedi M Khan N Horner

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


12 randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing outcomes between surgical intervention and control groups, comprised of either nonoperative management or sham surgery, for patients with shoulder impingement. Results for pain demonstrated no significant differences between groups. Results for function in the short-term also demonstrated no significant difference betwee...

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