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Volume:7 Issue:2 Number:34 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #9982
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

No clinically relevant benefit of subacromial decompression for subacromial shoulder pain

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

Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for subacromial shoulder pain (CSAW): a multicentre, pragmatic, parallel group, placebo-controlled, three-group, randomised surgical trial

Lancet. 2018 Jan 27;391(10118):329-338. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32457-1

Contributing Authors: DJ Beard JL Rees A Gray AJ Carr I Rombach JA Cook C Cooper N Merritt BA Shirkey JL Donovan S Gwilym J Savulescu J Moser M Jepson I Tracey A Judge K Wartolowska

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313 patients with subacromial impingement were randomized to either arthroscopic subacromial decompression, arthroscopic irrigation alone, or no treatment. Patients were primarily assessed for function, on the Oxford Shoulder Score, after 6 and 12 months. Comparing the two arthroscopic interventions to each other, no significant difference in functional scores were observed between the arthroscopi...

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