Treatment for Symptomatic Calcific Tendinopathy of the Shoulder: Ultrasound-Guided Needling Lavage and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy vs Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy. A prospective observational study

SUMMARY Objective. To compare combined treatment ultrasound guided needling (UGL) and extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) versus ESWT alone in symptomatic calcif­ic tendinopathy of supraspinatus. Methods. It is a prospective observational study. The participants were 50 consecutive patients with painful (NRS > 5) calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. Clinical and radio­logical data were collected before treatment … Continued

Evaluation of Serum Calcium, Phosphorus and Vitamin D Levels and History of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation in Patients with Calcified Shoulder Tendinopathy

SUMMARY Introduction. Calcific Tendinopathy (CT) of the shoulder is a common painful disorder. Due to the unknown etiology of CT, the present study aimed to evaluate possible relationship of serum calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D levels, history of calcium and vitamin D supplementation and incidence of CT. Methods. The present study is a case-control study which was performed … Continued

The Effectiveness of Nonoperative Treatment Modalities in the Management of Frozen Shoulder: a Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

SUMMARY Background. Frozen shoulder is a widespread concern having an unknown etiology. Management mainly aims at restoring function and treating symptoms. The choice of treatment may differ based on patient variables, stage of presentation, priorities of clinicians, and funding. No robust evidence exists to endorse one treatment modality over another in a conclusive way. Therefore, … Continued

Diagnostic Accuracy of Physical Tests and Imaging Techniques in Patients with Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

SUMMARY Background. A common cause of shoulder pain is attributable to the impingement syndrome. The objectives of this systematic review are: 1) to investigate the usefulness of clinical tests and their psychometric qualities in the clinical diagnosis of subacromial shoulder impingement; 2) to investigate the accuracy of different imaging methods to identify structural correlates related … Continued