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Transcutaneous application of pulsed radiofrequency treatment for shoulder pain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22863196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
METHODS:   Electronic and manual case review revealed that TCPRFT had been performed on 13 patients, with 15 painful shoulders, using a single treatment session between 2006 and 2010 in an outpatient setting.
RESULTS:   Of the 15 shoulders treated, 10 (two-thirds) had pain relief for over 3 months with an average pain score reduction of 6.1 of 10 and an average duration of pain relief of 395 days. Two experienced pain relief of < 3 months with an average reduction in pain score of 4.3 of 10 and an average duration of effect of 11 days. Three cases experienced no pain relief from the treatment.
SUMMARY:   These results suggest TCPRFT may provide clinically useful pain relief and be another treatment modality for shoulder pain. Our findings justifies further research, and we are proceeding with a double-blind placebo randomized controlled studies to determine the efficacy of TCPRFT in chronic shoulder pain.
Murray G Taverner; Terence E Loughnan; Chien-Wuen I Soon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-08-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1533-2500     ISO Abbreviation:  Pain Pract     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-05     Completed Date:  2013-09-30     Revised Date:  2014-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101130835     Medline TA:  Pain Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  310-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 The Authors. Pain Practice © 2012 World Institute of Pain.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Pain Measurement
Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment / methods*
Retrospective Studies
Shoulder Pain / therapy*
Skin / innervation*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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