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VOLUME 23 , ISSUE 3 ( September, 2012 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Comparison of Ultrasonic Therapy, Sodium Hyaluronate Injection and Steroid Injection in the Treatment of Peri-arthritis Shoulder

Chauhan Sonal, S.Y. Kothari, Laisram Nonica

Citation Information : Sonal C, Kothari S, Nonica L. Comparison of Ultrasonic Therapy, Sodium Hyaluronate Injection and Steroid Injection in the Treatment of Peri-arthritis Shoulder. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2012; 23 (3):105-110.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-23-3-105

Published Online: 00-09-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Peri-arthritis (PA) shoulder is a common cause of shoulder pain and disability. The optimum management of periarthritis shoulder has been the subject of great debate, particularly since the condition tends to resolve spontaneously over months to years leaving behind stiff shoulder.

Objectives of this study was to prospectively evaluate the comparative efficacy of intra-articular steroid (methylprednisolone) injection, intra-articular sodium hyaluronate injection and deep heat in patients with peri-arthritis shoulder who were also taught a simple home exercise programme.

Objectives of this study was to prospectively evaluate the comparative efficacy of intra-articular steroid (methylprednisolone) injection, intra-articular sodium hyaluronate injection and deep heat in patients with peri-arthritis shoulder who were also taught a simple home exercise programme.

Outcomes were determined by the assessment of subjective and objective parameters viz. shoulder pain and disability index (SPADI), range of motion. All three groups showed improvement with respect to time. Steroid group and sodium hyaluronate group showed significant improvement as compared to other ultrasonic group (p=0.02) with respect to shoulder pain and disability index and range of motion. Improvement in pain was equal with all three types of treatment‥


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