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ACE Report #12083
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Dual-target superior to standard subacromial corticosteroid injection for shoulder impingement


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

Ultrasound-Guided Standard vs Dual-Target Subacromial Corticosteroid Injections for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Nov;100(11):2119-2128.

Contributing Authors: JC Wang KV Chang WT Wu DS Han L Ozcakar

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Synopsis

60 patients with shoulder impingement syndrome were randomized to receive a dual-target (long head of bicep tendon and subacromial bursa) subacromial corticosteroid injection or a standard subacromial corticosteroid injection for the relief of pain and improvement of functional outcomes. The primary outcomes of interest were the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) pain, function and total s...

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