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ACE Report #6245
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Oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: viable for pain relief of RC tendinopathy

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The efficacy of oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for rotator cuff tendinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Rehabil Med. 2014 Mar 31;46(4):294-306. doi: 10.2340/16501977-1800.

Contributing Authors: J Boudreault F Desmeules JS Roy C Dionne P Frémont JC Macdermid

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12 randomized control trials comparing oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to any another intervention for adult patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy were included in this systematic review/meta-analysis. Upon analysis, low to moderate grade evidence supports the use of oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for short-term pain relief compared to placebo. In additio...

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