Intraarticular corticosteroids, supervised physiotherapy, or a combination of the two in the treatment of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder: A placebo-controlled trial Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bursitis
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Shoulder Joint
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide

abstract

  • A single intraarticular injection of corticosteroid administered under fluoroscopy combined with a simple home exercise program is effective in improving shoulder pain and disability in patients with adhesive capsulitis. Adding supervised physiotherapy provides faster improvement in shoulder range of motion. When used alone, supervised physiotherapy is of limited efficacy in the management of adhesive capsulitis.

publication date

  • March 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/art.10954

PubMed ID

  • 12632439

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 829

end page

  • 38

volume

  • 48

number

  • 3