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Hypertonic Dextrose Injection Improves Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Supraspinatus Tendinopathy

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of hypertonic dextrose injection in chronic supraspinatus tendinopathy of the shoulder: a randomized placebo-controlled trial

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2019 Aug;55(4):480-487.

Contributing Authors: CL Lin CC Huang SW Huang

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Thirty-one patients with chronic supraspinatus tendinopathy were randomized to receive an injection into the supraspinatus tendon insertion site with either 5mL hypertonic dextrose or normal saline. The primary outcomes of interest were pain as measured on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and the Shoulder Pain and Disability index (SPADI). Secondary outcomes of interest included range of motion, supras...

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