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Arthroscopic Decompression with Acromioplasty and Structured Exercise Was No More Effective and Was More Expensive Than Exercise Alone

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For correspondence: Dr. I. Arnala, Kanta-Häme Central Hospital, Ahvenistontie 20, 13530 Hämeenlinna, Finland. E-mail address: ilkka.arnala@khshp.fi
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Ketola  S,  Lehtinen  J,  Arnala  I,  Nissinen  M,  Westenius  H,  Sintonen  H,  Aronen  P,  Konttinen  YT,  Malmivaara  A,  Rousi  T. Does Arthroscopic Acromioplasty Provide Any Additional Value in the Treatment of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome? A Two-Year Randomised Controlled Trial. J Bone Joint Surg Br.2009Oct;91:1326-34.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2010 Aug 18;92(10):1999-1999. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.9210.ebo934
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In patients with shoulder impingement syndrome, what is the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of arthroscopic decompression with acromioplasty and structured exercise compared with structured exercise alone?
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