Arthroscopic Decompression with Acromioplasty and Structured Exercise Was No More Effective and Was More Expensive Than Exercise Alone

Harrison, Alicia K.; Flatow, Evan L.
August 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 10, p1999
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study concerning the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of arthroscopic decomposition with acromioplasty and structured exercise in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. It notes that arthroscopic decompression with acromioplasty plus structured exercise did not provide any clinical benefit to patients and was more expensive. A commentary on the study that examines patients most likely to be considered as candidates for surgical treatment is also offered.


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