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Early arthroscopic release in stiff shoulder.
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PMID:  20300309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of early arthroscopic release in the patients of stiff shoulder
METHODS: Twenty patients of stiff shoulder, who had symptoms for at least three months and failed to improve with steroid injections and physical therapy of 6 weeks duration, underwent arthroscopic release. The average time between onset of symptoms and the time of surgery was 4 months and 2 weeks. The functional outcome was evaluated using ASES and Constant and Murley scoring systems.
RESULTS: All the patients showed significant improvement in the range of motion and relief of pain by end of three months following the procedure. At 12 months, mean improvement in ASES score is 38 points and Constant and Murley score is 4O.5 points. All patients returned to work by 3-5 months (average -4.5 months).
CONCLUSION: Early arthroscopic release showed promising results with reliable increase in range of motion, early relief of symptoms and consequent early return to work. So it is highly recommended in properly selected patients.
Dhananjaya Sabat; Vinod Kumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of shoulder surgery     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0973-6042     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Shoulder Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-19     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101291740     Medline TA:  Int J Shoulder Surg     Country:  South Africa    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-40     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated LN Hospital, New Delhi, India.
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