Effects of Corticosteroids Injection in Rotator Cuff Tears

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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

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1559-1565
Number of pages7
JournalPain Medicine (United States)
Volume12
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

Keywords

  • Intraarticular Injections
  • Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Triamcinolone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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