Subdeltoid Hyaluronic Acid Lubricant Injection in Supraspinatus Tendonopathy Helps

Subdeltoid hyaluronic acid injections 2 ml x 2 weekly associated with mild improvement in pain

Sports Med Open. 2017 Dec;3(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s40798-017-0089-9
Efficacy and Tolerability of Peritendinous Hyaluronic Acid in Patients with Supraspinatus Tendinopathy: a Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial.
Flores C et al.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28585109

  • mostly sports cases
  • inject with US 2 ml hyaluronic acid twice at weekly intervals into subdeltoid space;
  • control group without shot

results:

Improved functioning and went back to work 12 days earlier

 

Comment – don’t know what to think – group looks like it would have done well anyway but can’t ignore getting back to work 12 days earlier… Would benefits still work in a less sporty, more chronic setting though?

This entry was posted in Injection, shoulder. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.