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ACE Report #4379
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Subacromial Corticosteroid Injection effective for patients with Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain


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

Subacromial Corticosteroid Injection on Poststroke Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain: A Randomized, Triple-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Jun;93(6):949-56. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.02.002. Epub 2012 Apr 5

Contributing Authors: UW Rah SH Yoon J Moon do KS Kwack JY Hong YC Lim B Joen

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Synopsis

58 poststroke Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain (HSP) patients with rotator cuff disorder (N=58) were randomized into two groups: the treatment group receiving subacromial corticosteroid injection and a placebo group receiving a lidocaine injection. Over the duration of 8 weeks, the treatment group showed improvements in pain, range of motion, and Shoulder Disability Questionnaire in HSP patients compared ...

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