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Arthroscopic subacromial decompression: outcome comparison between outpatient and hospitalized patients with 2- to 5-year follow-up.
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PMID:  20304744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Backround and Aims: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the mid-term result of the ar-throscopic subacromial decompression after failed conservative treatment of shoulder pain caused by subacromial impingement, when the patients were treated as an outpatient way or by staying overnight in hospital after surgery (hospitalized patients). Our hypothesis was that the results would be equal in both groups. Material and Methods: Arthroscopic subacromial decompression was performed in 80 con-secutive patients, of which 40 patients were treated as an outpatient way (Outpatient Group), and 40 patients as a hospitalized way (Hospitalized Group). A prospective, comparative 2- to 5-year follow-up study including clinical examination, radiographic evaluation, isometric eleva-tion strength measurements, as well as the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Constant shoulder scores was performed in 74 patients (93%). Results: Preoperatively, the mean UCLA score was 19 (SD 3) in the Outpatient Group, and 19 (SD 3) in the Hospitalized Group. Respectively, the mean Constant scores were 62 (SD 10) and 60 (SD 11). At the follow-up, the mean UCLA score was 32 (SD 4) in the Outpatient Group, and 32 (SD 3) in the Hospitalized Group, which both indicated good clinical outcome. Respectively, the mean Constant scores were 95 (SD 7) and 92 (SD 11), which both indicated excellent clinical outcome. At the follow-up, the UCLA and the Constant shoulder scores were significantly bet-ter than preoperatively in both groups (p < 0.01, p < 0.01), although no differences were found between the groups.The duration of the sick leaves and ability to return to work were similar in both groups. Also, the isometric elevation strengths of the operated shoulders were equally good in both groups. Conclusions: According to this study, the results of arthroscopic subacromial decompression were equally good whether the patient was treated as an outpatient way or by staying over-night in hospital after surgery. The results were significantly better at follow-up than preopera-tively in both groups. Key words: Shoulder pain; subacromial impingement; arthroscopic subacromial decompression; outpatient unit; hospitalized patient; clinical result.
S J?rvel?; T J?rvel?; H Aho; I Kiviranta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of surgery : SJS : official organ for the Finnish Surgical Society and the Scandinavian Surgical Society     Volume:  99     ISSN:  1457-4969     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Surg     Publication Date:  2010  
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Created Date:  2010-03-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101144297     Medline TA:  Scand J Surg     Country:  Finland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Department and Arthroscopic Centre, Hatanp?? Hospital, Tampere, Finland.
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