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Volume:4 Issue:4 Number:3 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #7634
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

AAOS 2015: ESWT vs. corticosteroid for shoulder adhesive capsulitis

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OrthoEvidence. AAOS 2015: ESWT vs. corticosteroid for shoulder adhesive capsulitis. ACE Report. 2015;4(4):3. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/7634

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

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Improves Short-term Functional Outcomes of Shoulder Adhesive Capsulitis

Contributing Authors: C Chen S Huang Y Hsieh J Sun T Lan Y Tsuang C Cheng

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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.


40 patients with primary adhesive capsulitis were randomized to receive extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) or oral prednisolone. This study was performed to determine whether ESWT improved functional outcome when compared to steroid treatment. The Constant shoulder score (CSS) and the Oxford shoulder score (OSS) were used to assess outcome. Results indicated that both treatment options led to...

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