Steroid injections are helpful in rotator cuff tendinopathy

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7328.51 (Published 05 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:51
  1. Simon J Mellor, orthopaedic specialist registrar,
  2. Vipul R Patel, consultant orthopaedic surgeon
  1. St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 1AA

    EDITOR—Speed discussed corticosteroid injections in tendon lesions.1 We agree that there is a lack of good randomised trials in this field, but we disagree with his conclusion that in rotator cuff tendinopathy, range of movement but not pain is improved by steroid injection.

    Speed comments that …

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