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Shoulder injection therapy

Patrick J Buchanan, John A I Grossman, Andrew E Price, Chandan Reddy, Mustafa Chopan, Harvey Chim
BACKGROUND: Most brachial plexus birth injuries (BPBI) are caused by traction on the brachial plexus during a difficult delivery. Fortunately, the possibility of complete recovery from such an incident is relatively high, with only 10% to 30% of patients having prolonged and persistent disability. These patients have muscle imbalances and co-contractions typically localized around the shoulder and elbow. These imbalances and co-contractures cause abnormal motor performances and bone/joint deformities...
March 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Alexandra Filippakis, Doreen T Ho, Juan E Small, Kirstin M Small, Erik R Ensrud
Painful neurogenic hypertrophy is a rare complication of radiation therapy. We report a 27-year-old woman with a history of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the submandibular gland presented with painful twitching of her left shoulder. Electrodiagnostic studies were consistent with a diagnosis of radiation-induced spinal accessory nerve hyperactivity. The patient failed conventional medical therapy. She was treated with an injection of botulinum toxin A, and within 1 month experienced significant relief of symptoms...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
J Mehl, A B Imhoff, K Beitzel
PATHOGENESIS: Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is characterized by a progressive degenerative process, which is based on chronic inflammation with intra-articular release of different cytokines and proteolytic enzymes. The main predisposing factors are a history of trauma or surgery, as well as chronic overuse or instability of the glenohumeral joint. Affected patients especially suffer from impaired joint function and pain, which are often associated with cognitive and psychosocial restrictions...
February 20, 2018: Der Orthopäde
So Young Lee, Young Tae Jeon, Bo Ryun Kim, Eun Young Han
RATIONALE: Spasticity is a major complication after stroke, and botulinumtoxin A (BoNT-A) injection is commonly used to manage focal spasticity. However, it is uncertain whether BoNT-A can improve voluntary motor control or activities of daily living function of paretic upper limbs. This study investigated whether BoNT-A injection combined with robot-assisted upper limb therapy improves voluntary motor control or functions of upper limbs after stroke. PATIENT CONCERNS: Two subacute stroke patients were transferred to the Department of Rehabilitation...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jingjing Zhang, Yan Li, Hongxing Wang
RATIONALE: The use of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MU) method in the diagnosis of shoulder pain and injury and guidance of injection and pain blocking has been established. However, the treatment of posthemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) with MU-guided precise physical therapy has not been reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we present the first case report of a 64-year-old man with a right basal ganglia hemorrhage. Left side shoulder pain remained unbearable, which seriously affected sleep and shoulder-related activities...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Thilo Patzer, Sabine Petersdorf, Ruediger Krauspe, Pablo Emilio Verde, Birgit Henrich, Martin Hufeland
HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that the prevalence of Propionibacterium acnes in patients undergoing primary shoulder arthroscopy is equal in the glenohumeral space compared with the subacromial space. METHODS: Patients aged 18 years or older with shoulder arthroscopies were included. The exclusion criteria were prior shoulder operations, complete rotator cuff tears, systemic inflammatory diseases, tumors, shoulder injections within 6 months of surgery, and antibiotic therapy within 14 days preoperatively...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Kaoru Maruyama, Keita Utsunomia, Takahiro Nakamoto, Shigenari Kawakita, Takashi Murota, Noboru Tanigawa
A 76-year-old man with symptomatic bone metastases from castration-resistant prostate cancer underwent Radium-223-dichloride (Ra-223) therapy. Before Ra-223 therapy, he had normal peripheral blood cell counts. Ra-223 therapy relieved his shoulder and low back pain. The elevation of the serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA), doubling every month during Ra-223 therapy, suggested a PSA flare or relapse. Some lesions showed decrease and some lesions showed increase on Tc-99m hydroxymethylene diphosphonate bone scintigraphy at two weeks after the third injection of Ra-223 therapy...
2018: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
Mattia Alessio-Mazzola, Ilaria Repetto, Besmir Biti, Roberto Trentini, Matteo Formica, Lamberto Felli
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of two independent groups of patients treated with ultrasound (US)-guided extracorporeal shock wave (ESW) therapy and with US-guided injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for chronic lateral epicondylitis (LE) with a minimum of 2-year follow-up. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 63 patients treated for chronic LE (31 patients with autologous US-guided PRP injection and 32 patients with US-guided focal ESW therapy) from 2009 to 2014...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Jay Pandya, Tamara Johnson, Adrian K Low
Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is caused by progressive cartilage wear of the glenohumeral joint. Its prevalence is increasing due to our ageing population and it may affect up to one-third of people over 60 years of age. Patients usually complain of pain with restricted shoulder movement and function. Initial treatment should be non-operative, such as activity modification, oral analgesics (e.g. non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) and possibly physical therapy or corticosteroid injections. Patients with ongoing severe pain and functional restriction despite non-operative treatment would be candidates for surgery, usually a shoulder replacement...
February 2018: Maturitas
Cunyi Zou, Wen Cheng, Chen Zhu, Qing Guo, Anhua Wu
BACKGROUND: Primary cervical melanoma is rare; this is especially true of extradural melanoma arising in the nerve root. Characterizing these cases can provide a basis for improved melanoma management. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 42-year-old female patient with numbness and pain in the right shoulder and arm persisting for 5 years was admitted. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging revealed an epidural ladle-shaped mass shape beyond the C7-T1 intervertebral foramen that resembleda nerve sheath tumor...
December 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Hui Bin Yvonne Chan, Pek Ying Pua, Choon How How
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a common presentation in the primary care setting and can be significantly painful and disabling. The condition progresses in three stages: freezing (painful), frozen (adhesive) and thawing, and is often self-limiting. Common conservative treatments include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, oral glucocorticoids, intra-articular glucocorticoid injections and/or physical therapy. However, many physicians may find themselves limited to prescribing medications for treatment...
December 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
Daniel I Rhon, John S Magel
BACKGROUND: Smoking rates are higher in the military population than in the civilian sector. Smoking is associated with poor prognosis for many musculoskeletal injuries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of smoking on recovery from a shoulder injury in a prospective cohort seeking care at a military treatment facility. METHODS: Secondary analysis of 98 patients referred to physical therapy for unilateral shoulder pain. Patients received a corticosteroid injection or 6 sessions of physical therapy...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
R Papalia, A Tecame, G Vadalà, F Russo, M Perna, G Papalia, F Bressi, S Sterzi, V Denaro
Adhesive capsulitis (AC) is a common pathological condition of the shoulder characterized by painful restriction of range of motion (ROM) of the glenohumeral joint. Currently, no consensus has been reached regarding the best treatment. Hyaluronic acid (HA) injection is a safe procedure that can result in significant improvement in active and passive ROM, alleviating pain and improving shoulder function. We systematically reviewed current literature in order to evaluate the best evidence about the effectiveness of intra-articular HA injection for the treatment of primary AC...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Sonia Rekik, Soumaya Boussaid, Hedia Ben Abla, Ilhem Cheour, Med Ben Amor, Med Elleuch
Epidural or intra-articular injections of corticosteroids are an option for the treatment of several pain conditions but are not without adverse effects. Here, we discuss a rare systemic side effect of this therapy: Tachon syndrome. We report two cases, a 64-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man, who presented with Tachon syndrome after receiving, respectively, a shoulder and a lumbar injection of cortivazol 3.75 mg/1.5 ml suspension for injection in pre-filled syringes. The indication for this therapy was, respectively, tendinopathy of the supraspinatus and a mechanical L5 lumbosciatica...
November 24, 2017: Drug Safety—Case Reports
David J Beard, Jonathan L Rees, Jonathan A Cook, Ines Rombach, Cushla Cooper, Naomi Merritt, Beverly A Shirkey, Jenny L Donovan, Stephen Gwilym, Julian Savulescu, Jane Moser, Alastair Gray, Marcus Jepson, Irene Tracey, Andrew Judge, Karolina Wartolowska, Andrew J Carr
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression (decompressing the sub-acromial space by removing bone spurs and soft tissue arthroscopically) is a common surgery for subacromial shoulder pain, but its effectiveness is uncertain. We did a study to assess its effectiveness and to investigate the mechanism for surgical decompression. METHODS: We did a multicentre, randomised, pragmatic, parallel group, placebo-controlled, three-group trial at 32 hospitals in the UK with 51 surgeons...
January 27, 2018: Lancet
Jetske Viveen, Job N Doornberg, Izaak F Kodde, Pjotr Goossens, Koen L M Koenraadt, Bertram The, Denise Eygendaal
BACKGROUND: The elbow is prone to stiffness after trauma. To regain functional elbow motion several conservative- and surgical treatment options are available. Conservative treatment includes physical therapy, intra-articular injections with corticosteroids and a static progressive or dynamic splinting program. If conservative treatment fails, an operative release of the posttraumatic stiff elbow is often performed. The best Evidence-Based rehabilitation protocol for patients after an operative release is unknown to date and differs per surgeon, hospital and country...
November 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Casey Seenauth, Vance Inouye, Jeffrey O Langland
Context • Shoulder pain is one of the most common pain complaints reported by patients. Consensus is lacking on its ideal treatment, and many different treatments are available and used. Prolotherapy is an injection-based therapy that has shown significant results in treating many common musculoskeletal pain conditions, including osteoarthritis, lateral epicondylosis, and low-back pain. Objective • The study intended to evaluate the use of dextrose prolotherapy in the treatment of shoulder pain. Design • The research team performed a case study...
January 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Tuba Nazligul, Pinar Akpinar, Ilknur Aktas, Feyza Unlu Ozkan, Hulya Cagliyan Hartevioglu
BACKGROUND: Although interferential current (IFC) is a common electrotherapeutic modality used to treat musculoskeletal pain, there is not any randomized controlled trial investigating its clinical efficacy in subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS). AIM: Investigation of effectiveness of IFC treatment in patients with SAIS. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study. SETTING: Physical medicine and rehabilitation outpatient clinic...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Wei-Ting Wu, Ke-Vin Chang, Der-Sheng Han, Chung-Hsun Chang, Fu-Sui Yang, Chih-Peng Lin
The objective was to explore the effectiveness of glenohumeral joint distension for the treatment of frozen shoulder. We searched electronic data sources including PubMed, Scopus, and Embase from the earliest records available to February 2017. Eleven randomized controlled trials including at least one pair of comparisons between capsular distension and a reference treatment were included, comprising 747 participants. Patients' characteristics, details of reference treatments, aspects of capsular distension therapy, and outcome measurement were evaluated at three points in time: baseline, early following intervention, and at the trial's end...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
Arun Ramappa, Kempland C Walley, Lindsay M Herder, Sravisht Iyer, David Zurakowski, Amber Hall, Joseph P DeAngelis
Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is the most common cause of shoulder pain. Treatment options for SIS include conservative modalities such as use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and subacromial corticosteroid injections (CSIs). Although studies have found improvement in pain, function, and range of motion after CSI, the effect of injection route (anterior or posterior) on shoulder pain in patients with SIS has not been investigated. In the study reported here, patients were randomly assigned to 2 treatment groups: anterior CSI and posterior CSI...
July 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
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