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Shoulder function following early mobilization of the shoulder after mastectomy and axillary dissection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3900809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective clinical trial was conducted to determine the effect of axillary node dissection for breast carcinoma on shoulder function and seroma production. 59 Operations were carried out in 57 patients. The patients were divided into two groups. In group A, shoulder exercises were started, under the guidance of a physiotherapist, immediately following surgery, and in group B the exercises were begun on the seventh postoperative day. A full range of motion within six months was achieved in 25 patients of group A (81%) and in 22 of group B (79%). There was no significant difference in wound drainage between the two groups. Restricted shoulder movement was often seen after local wound complications following axillary radiotherapy or after seriously disturbed wound healing.
C M van der Horst; J A Kenter; M T de Jong; J N Keeman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Netherlands journal of surgery     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0167-2487     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth J Surg     Publication Date:  1985 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-15     Completed Date:  1985-11-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005043     Medline TA:  Neth J Surg     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic
Lymph Node Excision / rehabilitation*
Mastectomy / rehabilitation*
Middle Aged
Physical Therapy Modalities*
Postoperative Care
Postoperative Period
Prospective Studies
Shoulder Joint / physiopathology*
Time Factors
Wound Healing

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