rheumatology
Pain

Common shoulder surgery no better than placebo

Arthroscopic decompression surgery for shoulder pain has been called into question by new research in The Lancet that finds the procedure is no better than placebo. The UK study involved people with shoulder pain for at least three months, despite having physiotherapy and steroid injections, who were randomised to arthroscopic subacromial decompression (n=90), investigational arthroscopy ...

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