ACE Report #11874
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Intraarticular corticosteroid injection for rotator cuff tears improves early pain, function and ROM

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Is It Safe to Inject Corticosteroids Into the Glenohumeral Joint After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair?

Am J Sports Med. 2019 Jun;47(7):1694-1700.

Contributing Authors: YS Kim HJ Lee WS Lee HK Jin HL Cho HJ Jang

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87 patients with small to medium rotator cuff tears and had underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery were randomized to receive an injection 1 month post-surgery of corticosteroid (40mg triamcinolone acetate plus 2% lidocaine) or saline for the treatment of pain and improvement of function. Outcomes of interest included the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, pain on a Vis...

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