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Shoulder impingement syndrome: outcome of arthroscopic subacromial decompression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19811715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the outcome of cases with subacromial impingement syndrome managed with arthroscopic subacromial decompression. STUDY DESIGN: Quasi-experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Section of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi from April 2005 to March 2006. METHODOLOGY: Thirty patients with impingement syndrome who underwent arthroscopic subacromial decompression after failed conservative treatment were included. The Constant and Murley shoulder scoring system was used for the clinical assessment of pain and function pre-operatively and 1, 6 and 24 weeks postoperatively. RESULTS: The postoperatively significant improvement was observed in the Constant and Murley scores in all the patients (by mean 40 points, p < 0.01), which was progressive over six months. Lower scores were noted in patients over 40 years of age, with advanced stage of impingement and partial tears of the rotator cuff. CONCLUSION: Arthroscopic subacromial decompression was effective in reducing pain and improving function in the studied patients with subacromial impingement syndrome.
Attiq-ur-Rehman; Muhammad A Wajid; Tashfeen Ahmad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1022-386X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-08     Completed Date:  2009-12-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606447     Medline TA:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  636-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, Karachi.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Decompression, Surgical / methods*
Disease Progression
Health Status Indicators
Middle Aged
Pain Measurement
Prospective Studies
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome / rehabilitation,  surgery*
Shoulder Pain / pathology,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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