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Volume:2 Issue:6 Number:71 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #4441
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Specific exercise strategy effective in treating subacromial impingement syndrome

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OrthoEvidence. Specific exercise strategy effective in treating subacromial impingement syndrome. ACE Report. 2013;2(6):71. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/4441

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

Effect of specific exercise strategy on need for surgery in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome: randomised controlled study

BMJ. 2012 Feb 20;344:e787. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e787

Contributing Authors: T Holmgren H Bjornsson Hallgren B Oberg L Adolfsson K Johansson

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Dr. T Holmgren discusses exercise strategies for patients with subacromial impingement syndrome.


102 patients were randomized to examine the effectiveness of specific exercises in treating subacromial impingement syndrome and preventing the need for surgical intervention. Patients received either a specific exercise strategy (which targeted the rotator cuff and scapula stabilisers) or unspecific movement exercises for the neck and shoulder (control). Results at 12 weeks revealed that signific...

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