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Current Evidence Fails to Show Differences in Effectiveness Between Conservative and Surgical Treatment of Subacromial Impingement Syndrome

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Dorrestijn  O,  Stevens  M,  Winters  JC,  van der Meer  K,  Diercks  RL. Conservative or Surgical Treatment for Subacromial Impingement Syndrome? A Systematic Review. J Shoulder Elbow Surg.2009Jul-Aug;18:652-60.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2010 Feb 01;92(2):474-474. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.9202.ebo579
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In patients with subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS), how do conservative and surgical treatment compare for improvement of shoulder function and reduction of pain?
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