Volume 8, 2022
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||19 August 2022|
Arthroscopic rotator interval release for frozen shoulder, comparative study between diabetic and non-diabetic patients
Orthopaedic Department, Sohag University Hospital, 82524 Sohag, Egypt
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 30 July 2022
Introduction: The objective of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of arthroscopic rotator interval release for the treatment of frozen shoulder and compare the results in patients with and without diabetes. Methods: thirty-two patients with frozen shoulders were divided into two groups; 19 diabetics and 13 non-diabetics. All patients underwent arthroscopic rotator interval release. The VAS and UCLA score were assessed pre-operatively and post-operatively; after 1, 3, and 12 months and compared between groups. Results: The VAS and UCLA score was significantly improved in both groups during follow-up intervals (p < 0.01). There was no significant difference between diabetic and non-diabetic patients in VAS and UCLA scores during follow-up times (p-values > 0.05). Conclusion: Arthroscopic rotator interval release provides significant improvement of frozen shoulder with no difference in results between diabetic and non-diabetic patients.
Level of evidence: Level 2; Prospective Comparative study.
Key words: Arthroscopic / Release / Rotator interval / Frozen shoulder
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