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Treatment of chronic rotator-cuff impingement by arthroscopic subacromial decompression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9020449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a prospective study of 49 patients who had arthroscopic subacromial decompression for chronic rotator-cuff impingement. All patients were assessed preoperatively and at 3, 6 and 12 months using the modified UCLA shoulder score. The dominant arm was affected in 35 patients, but only 13 recognised overuse as a cause of their shoulder pain. Before operation, the UCLA shoulder score was poor or fair in all patients. After three months only 28% of patients had satisfactory relief of symptoms but at one year 85% of patients examined had a good or excellent result. Patients with calcific tendonitis recovered more quickly: 93% reported a good result at six months. We conclude that arthroscopic subacromial decompression is an effective form of treatment, but that patients should be warned that recovery from surgery may be prolonged.
Authors:
R W Nutton; J M McBirnie; C Phillips
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-07     Completed Date:  1997-03-07     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital, Edinburgh, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Arthroscopy*
Chronic Disease
Decompression, Surgical / methods*
Endoscopy
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Rotator Cuff
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome / radiography,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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