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Vol:5 Issue:3 Number:103 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #8769
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

AAOS 2016: Arthroscopic release vs. manipulation under anaesthesia - adhesive capsulitis

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OrthoEvidence. AAOS 2016: Arthroscopic release vs. manipulation under anaesthesia - adhesive capsulitis . ACE Report. 2016;5(3):103. Available from:

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Arthroscopic Capsular Release versus Manipulation under Anaesthesia in the Management of Adhesive Capsulitis

Contributing Authors: WS Osman J Elfar AM Saeed Sr

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


60 shoulders in 53 patients with adhesive capsulitis unresponsive to conservative therapy were randomised to operative management through either arthroscopic capsular release or manipulation under anaesthesia. Outcomes included range of motion in forward flexion, abduction, external rotation, and internal rotation, as well as patient-reported pain and function. Results demonstrated significantly g...

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