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Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
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Multiple versus single ultrasound guided suprascapular nerve block in treatment of frozen shoulder in diabetic patients

5th International Conference of Orthopedic Surgeons and Rheumatology

June 16-17, 2016 Alicante, Spain

Mohamed A Mortada, Mahmoud M Ashour, Samah F Abbas, Hanan A Ammar, Nillie Ezzeldin and Nahla A Salama

Zagazig University, Egypt

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Rheumatology (Sunnyvale)

Abstract :

Background: Suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) is used with increasing frequency by anesthetists and rheumatologists in the management of frozen shoulder. Objective: To compare between single and multiple (nine) SSNB in the treatment of diabetic frozen shoulder. Patients & Methods: Type 2 diabetic patients with frozen shoulder divided into 2 equal groups. Patients in group1 were subjected to single SSNB. Patients in group 2 were subjected to multiple (nine) SSNB 3 times per week. Participants will be assessed clinically and by ultrasound at baseline and after 3 weeks and 4 months. Results: At assessment points (3weeks & 4months), there was a significant improvement of all clinical & ultrasound parameters in both groups in comparison with the base line parameters (pâ�?¤0.001). But the improvement in the multiple injection protocol was significantly better than the improvement in the single injection protocol was used. Conclusion: Course of multiple (nine) injections for suprascapular nerve block gave a better outcome than a single injection for suprascapular nerve block.

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