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A systematic review of thrust manipulation combined with one conservative intervention for rotator cuff and related non-surgical shoulder conditions

May 25, 2018

Objective: To determine effects of thrust manipulation plus one conservative intervention for non-surgical shoulder pain and disability due to rotator cuff dysfunction. Methods: This review followed PRISMA guidelines. The databases searched were PubMed, PEDro, ICL, CINAHL, and AMED. Included were randomized trials with at least one group assigned to receive thrust manipulation and one adjunct

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Conservative treatment of a rock climber with a SLAP lesion: a case report

August 31, 2015

This case report describes the clinical presentation and conservative treatment of a patient who suffered from a superior labrum anteroposterior (SLAP) tear of the shoulder after a rock climbing session. The 26 year old man had injured his right shoulder while trying to reach a distant socket with his shoulder 90° abducted and in extreme

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Osteolysis of the distal clavicle: an important consideration in chronic shoulder pain

August 15, 2014

Post-traumatic osteolysis of the distal clavicle must be considered as a differential diagnosis in all cases of progressive shoulder pain with insidious onset. While its mechanism is still not fully understood, its incidence of recognition is rapidly increasing in clinical practice. Two case reports with substantilly different etiology are documented. Osteolysis is a largely self-limiting

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Degenerative rotator cuff tear in an elderly athlete: a case report

July 04, 2014

The incidence of rotator cuff tear increases with age. Degenerative rotator cuff tears are commonly seen in athletes above 40 years. These athletes are commonly involved in overhead activities. Repetitive microtrauma is a more important factor in rotator cuff degeneration than acute trauma. Conservative treatment is the mainstay treatment for these injuries. A case report

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Traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation: a case study of nonoperative management in a mixed martial arts athlete

June 13, 2014

Objective: To present an evidence-informed approach to the nonoperative management of a first-time, traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation. Clinical Features: A 30-year-old mixed martial arts athlete, with no prior shoulder injuries, presented one day following a first-time, traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation. An eight-week, individualized, intensive, nonoperative rehabilitation program was immediately begun upon presentation. Intervention and Outcome:

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