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Volume:1 Issue:6 Number:3 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #4243
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Rotator cuff syndrome: Posterior route for subacromial injection not accurate

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

Injection of the Subacromial Bursa in Patients with Rotator Cuff Syndrome. A Prospective, Randomized Study Comparing the Effectiveness of Different Routes

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Aug 15;94(16):1442-7.

Contributing Authors: RA Marder SH Kim JD Labson JC Hunter

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75 patients with rotator cuff syndrome were randomized to receive a subacromial injection of corticosteroid using the anterior, lateral, or posterior approach. The results of the study indicate that the posterior route for subacromial injection is less accurate than the anterior and lateral routes. The posterior route was also less accurate among females than males. Therefore, the posterior route ...

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