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A double-blind study of the effectiveness of low level laser treatment of rotator cuff tendinitis.

Authors
  • Vecchio, P
  • Cave, M
  • King, V
  • Adebajo, A O
  • Smith, M
  • Hazleman, B L
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of rheumatology
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1993
Volume
32
Issue
8
Pages
740–742
Identifiers
PMID: 8348278
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Thirty-five patients with rotator cuff tendinitis were randomly allocated to active (CB Medico Master III 830 nm Ga As AL diode) laser or dummy laser treatment twice weekly for 8 weeks. Movement range, painful arc score, resisted movement score and responses to visual analogue scales for night pain, rest pain, movement pain and functional limitation were measured second weekly. All responses improved from baseline but there was no difference between the two groups. These results fail to demonstrate the effectiveness of laser therapy in rotator cuff tendinitis.

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