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Large Dose Shoulder Strengthening for Subacromial Impingement

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October 2021

Large Dose Shoulder Strengthening for Subacromial Impingement

Vol: 107| Issue: 1| Number:2| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Effectiveness of Adding a Large Dose of Shoulder Strengthening to Current Nonoperative Care for Subacromial Impingement: A Pragmatic, Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial (SExSI Trial).

Am J Sports Med. 2021 Sep;49(11): 3040-3049.

Contributing Authors:
MB Clausen P Holmich M Rathleff T Bandholm KB Christensen MK Zebis K Thorborg

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Synopsis

Two hundred patients with subacromial impingement were randomized to receive the usual nonoperative care (n=100) or a large dose of shoulder strengthening in addition to usual care (n=100). The primary outcome of interest was the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) at 4 months follow-up. Other outcomes of interest included shoulder strength, range of motion, health-related quality of life a...

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