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Volume:59 Issue:1 Number:2 ISSN#:2564-2537
RCT
ACE Report #13720
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Similar Pain Scores for Breathing Exercises vs Standard Pain Management Up to 5 Days Post-RC Repair


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OrthoEvidence. Similar Pain Scores for Breathing Exercises vs Standard Pain Management Up to 5 Days Post-RC Repair . ACE Report. 2021;59(1):2. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/13720

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Do Relaxation Exercises Decrease Pain After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair? A Randomized Controlled Trial

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2021 May 1;479(5): 870-884.

Contributing Authors: DG Weekes RE Campbell ED Wicks CJ Hadley ZS Chaudhry AH Carter MD Pepe BS Tucker KB Freedman FP Tjoumakaris

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Synopsis

One hundred and forty-six patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears scheduled to undergo an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were randomized to receive standard pain management medication (n=72) or practice relaxation breathing exercises (n=74) for reducing pain. Primary outcomes of interest included pain on the visual analogue scale during rest and activity and opioid consumption measured i...

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