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Volume:1 Issue:4 Number:167 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #323
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Acromioplasty does not provide additional benefits for subacromial impingement


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Bursectomy compared with acromioplasty in the management of subacromial impingement syndrome

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009 Apr;91(4):504-10

Contributing Authors: HE Henkus PB de Witte RG Nelissen R Brand ER van Arkel

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Synopsis

57 patients with subacromial impingement syndrome were randomized to receive treatment with a bursectomy alone or bursa debridement with acromioplasty. The results from this study indicated that both procedures provided improvements in pain and function from baseline levels to a mean follow up of 2.5 years, but there were no differences when comparing the two groups. These findings indicated that ...

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