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ACE Report #9551
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AAOS2017: Exercise therapy program vs acromioplasty for shoulder impingement; MRI results

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

No Difference in Long-term Development of Rotator Cuff Rupture and Muscle Volumes in Impingement Patients With or Without Decompression: A Randomized MRI Study of 140 Patients

Contributing Authors: A Ketola JT Lehtinen I Arnala

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140 patients with grade II shoulder impingement syndrome were randomized to either arthroscopic acromioplasty followed by a structured exercise therapy program or to a structured exercise therapy program alone. Patients underwent an MRI follow-up at 5 years to assess muscle volume change, the incidence of supraspinatus tendon rupture, and grade muscle fatty degeneration. Results demonstrated no si...

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