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is shoulder manipulation under anesthesia effective?

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Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes : For patients with frozen shoulders who have failed all other treatments, manipulation under anesthesia with or without arthroscopy is effective in regaining shoulder motion. Must be done carefully because of the risk of fracturing the bone. Also immediate and sustained therapy is required to maintain the motion after the manipulation.
Answered on Mar 11, 2016
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Dr. Edwin Perez
Dr. Edwin Perez commented
19 years experience Anesthesiology
Disagree sadly. The outcomes for all treatments for frozen shoulder are not very good. Manipulation is a tool but not the answer
Dec 23, 2012
Dr. Rita Agarwal
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: On the chiropractor or osteopath and their experience. The potential for injury is much greater when doing any kind of manipulation under anesthesia, so you need to have someone experienced.
Answered on Oct 26, 2016
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Dr. Edwin Perez
19 years experience Anesthesiology
Shoulder: 50/50 shot of getting better.
Answered on Dec 23, 2012
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: This is a great way to manipulate the shoulder pain free and comfortably. However, it is important to know why the shoulder is being manipulated? What problem is present. Consult with your doctor.
Answered on Jan 7, 2018
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Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: The anesthetic allows the surgeon to break up adhesions in your shoulder from scar tissue that you would not permit them to do while you are awake. In this way they can greatly improve range of motion.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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Dr. Matthew Kellems
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Very effective: Anesthesia for any joint manipulation allows the surgeon to move the joint around much more because it will not be limited secondary to pain. More sca ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Frozen shoulder: I have seen it done for a frozen shoulder. It allows the surgeon to break-up scar tissue in a controlled fashion without resistance by the patient.
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Shoulder MUA: Not common at all. Mua of the shoulder is quite straight forward.
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Dr. Peter Fischer
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Allergic Reaction: Highly unlikely. It is very rare to have an allergic reaction to the anesthetic gases used today. Allergies to some of the intravenous medications us ... Read More

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