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