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ACE Report #2694
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Sodium hyaluronate is effective and well tolerated treatment for persistent shoulder pain


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

Treatment of Persistent Shoulder Pain with Sodium Hyaluronate: A Randomized, Controlled Trial - A Multicenter Study

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 May;90(5):970-9.

Contributing Authors: T Blaine R Moskowitz J Udell M Skyhar R Levin J Friedlander M Daley R Altman

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Synopsis

660 patients (>35 yr old) with persistent shoulder pain and limitation, resulting from glenohumeral joint osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tear, and/or adhesive capsulitis, were randomized to receive either 5 weekly injections of sodium hyaluronate, 3 weekly injections of sodium hyaluronate followed by 2 weekly injections of saline, or to 5 weekly injections of saline. Although sodium hyaluronate fail...

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