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Volume:5 Issue:5 Number:52 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #8536
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Dextrose prolotherapy versus saline injections for rotator cuff tendinopathy


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OrthoEvidence. Dextrose prolotherapy versus saline injections for rotator cuff tendinopathy. ACE Report. 2016;5(5):52. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/8536

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

Dextrose Prolotherapy Versus Control Injections in Painful Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Jan;97(1):17-25.

Contributing Authors: H Bertrand KD Reeves CJ Bennett S Bicknell AL Cheng

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Synopsis

73 patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy were randomized to one of three study treatment groups: (1) hypertonic dextrose prolotherapy injection directly to affected entheses, (2) saline injection directly to affected entheses, or (3) saline injection superficial to affected entheses. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical benefits of dextrose prolotherapy when compared to cont...

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