Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017 Sep-Oct;55(5):608-614.

[Cost-effectiveness of local steroid combined with therapeutic exercise in subacromial impingement syndrome].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

Author information

1
Departamento de Salud en el Trabajo, Unidad de Medicina Familiar No. 61, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Veracruz, Veracruz, México jurame744@hotmail.com.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

BACKGROUND:

The most common cause of injury is shoulder impingement syndrome. Management includes physical therapy, analgesics, steroids and surgery. The aim of the study was to determine the cost-effectiveness of using steroids combined with therapeutic exercise at home in the chronic impingement syndrome.

METHODS:

Clinical trial randomized in 30 people with subacromial impingement syndrome underwent two treatments: steroid and at home rehabilitation booklet evaluated at the first and fourth week through UCLA Shoulder rating scale.

RESULTS:

We studied 17 men (56.7 %) and 13 women (43.3 %), mean age was 42.87 years. Group 2 earned greater improvement in UCLA Shoulder rating scale 18.87 at baseline and 27.60 at the end. With 30.27 accumulated disability days for group 1, and 14.80 for group 2.

CONCLUSIONS:

The combination of local steroids with therapeutic exercise is more effective clinically and declining disability compared to conventional physical therapy.

KEYWORDS:

Shoulder; Shoulder impingement syndrome; Shoulder injuries

PMID:
29193943
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center