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Volume:1 Issue:8 Number:277 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #3700
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Subacromial impingement: Hyaluronic acid less effective than corticosteroid injection

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

The effectiveness of injections of hyaluronic acid or corticosteroid in patients with subacromial impingement: A three-arm randomised controlled trial

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 Sep;94(9):1246-52

Contributing Authors: LI Penning RA de Bie GH Walenkamp

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159 patients diagnosed with subacromial impingement were included in this randomized control trial to determine the effectiveness of different injectable substances for the treatment of subacromial impingement. Subjects were randomized to one of three groups receiving hyaluronic acid (HA) with lidocaine, corticosteroid with lidocaine, or lidocaine alone (control). All three treatments produced a r...

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