Effects of Corticosteroids Injection in Rotator Cuff Tears

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  • P. P
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Abstract

Objective. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intraarticular injections of corticosteroids (triamcinolone) in patients with symptomatic rotator cuff tears (RCT). Design. Randomized controlled study. Setting. Rehabilitation unit. Patients. Sixty patients with full-thickness RCT were enrolled in the study. Patients were randomly divided into three equal groups of 20 patients. The first group received single intraarticular injection of 40mg triamcinolone, the second group received two injections of 40mg triamcinolone at 21-day interval, and the third group received no treatment (control group). All patients underwent rehabilitation sessions. Outcome measures were pain, evaluated using a visual analog scale, and shoulder functional status, evaluated by Constant-Murley score. Measures. Outcome measures were pain, evaluated using a visual analog scale, and shoulder functional status, evaluated by Constant-Murley score. Results. Pain at night score of both groups who received triamcinolone was lower than that of Control Group at 1 month (P

Author-supplied keywords

  • *corticosteroid therapy
  • *rotator cuff rupture/dt [Drug Therapy]
  • *rotator cuff rupture/rh [Rehabilitation]
  • *shoulder pain/dt [Drug Therapy]
  • *shoulder pain/rh [Rehabilitation]
  • *triamcinolone/ar [Intraarticular Drug Administrat
  • *triamcinolone/ct [Clinical Trial]
  • *triamcinolone/dt [Drug Therapy]
  • *triamcinolone/pd [Pharmacology]
  • Constant Murley (score)
  • aged
  • analgesia
  • article
  • clinical article
  • controlled study
  • corticosteroid/ar [Intraarticular Drug Administrat
  • corticosteroid/ct [Clinical Trial]
  • corticosteroid/dt [Drug Therapy]
  • corticosteroid/pd [Pharmacology]
  • drug effect
  • female
  • functional status
  • human
  • male
  • outcome assessment
  • pain assessment
  • randomized controlled trial
  • rehabilitation care
  • scoring system
  • visual analog scale

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Authors

  • Gialanella B.

  • Prometti P.

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