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Volume:5 Issue:6 Number:48 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #9058
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

COA 2016: Lidocaine+triamcinolone vs. lidocaine-only for treatment of adhesive capsulitis

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OrthoEvidence. COA 2016: Lidocaine+triamcinolone vs. lidocaine-only for treatment of adhesive capsulitis. ACE Report. 2016;5(6):48. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/9058

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

A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Arthrographic Joint Injection with and without Steroids for the Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis

Contributing Authors: A Tucker R Bicknell C Hiscox

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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.


35 patients (37 shoulders treated) with adhesive capsulitis were randomized to receive an image-guided arthrographic glenohumeral injection with either local anaesthetic (lidocaine), steroids (triamcinolone), and contrast, or local anaesthetic and contrast only. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the addition of triamcinolone to lidocaine and contrast is effective in improving pain...

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