Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for subacromial shoulder pain (the CSAW trial)

Probably the biggest paper out this week, it’s the first study to compare a shoulder surgery with a placebo intervention (in this case an investigational arthroscopy). It’s also the largest study to compare surgery with no treatment.  313 patients randomised to 3 groups: decompression (n=106), arthroscopy only (n=103), no treatment (n=104). Open access: YES Published…

286: Jo Gibson, PT: The Unstable Shoulder

This is a podcast episode on Karen Litzy’s Healthy, Wealthy & Smart podcast series on the unstable shoulder. In this episode Karen speaks with Jo Gibson who is shoulder specialist based in the UK. “In this episode, we discuss: -Using patient history to classify shoulder pathology -Factors to consider when deciding whether to treat with…