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osteonecrosis of the femoral head

Oral Steroid Therapy for Frozen Shoulder

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674–9
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It was possible to obtain early symptom relief in frozen shoulder with oral steroid therapy. However, sufficient care is required in explaining the method of administration and the adverse effects such as the osteonecrosis of the femoral head osteoporosis.

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Background: Since frozen shoulder is characterized by spontaneous recovery, no precise treatment strategy exists. Both conservative therapy and arthroscopic surgery is available, but the time required for recovery varies considerably. This study looks at the possible early symptom relief with oral steroid therapy.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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