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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #9538
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Rethinking routine corticosteroid injection in rotator cuff tendinosis management


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Corticosteroid Injections Give Small and Transient Pain Relief in Rotator Cuff Tendinosis: A Meta-analysis

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Jan;475(1):232-243

Contributing Authors: D Ring FM Claessen JJ Chan A Mohamadi NC Chen

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Synopsis

14 randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the use of corticosteroid injections in the management of rotator cuff tendinosis in comparison to a placebo. The primary outcome of interest for this meta-analysis was pain assessed at 3 months (12 weeks). A subgroup analysis was also performed to compare the efficacy of single vs multiple inject...

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