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How effective is a steroid injection for rotator cuff syndrome in the shoulder?

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Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine
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In brief: It can be very effec

Effective for inflammation alone.
It will not repair the tendon but may help significantly for acute symptoms.

In brief: It can be very effec

Effective for inflammation alone.
It will not repair the tendon but may help significantly for acute symptoms.
Dr. Charles Toman
Dr. Charles Toman
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Cortisone injection

Used frequently for impingement syndrome, cortisone injections are valuable in many ways.
1, they can assist in diagnosis. If injection helps pain, it confirms diagnosis. 2, they are prognostic. Best response to injection correlates with surgical result. 3, they can be therapeutic, particularly in absence of full thickness tear.

In brief: Cortisone injection

Used frequently for impingement syndrome, cortisone injections are valuable in many ways.
1, they can assist in diagnosis. If injection helps pain, it confirms diagnosis. 2, they are prognostic. Best response to injection correlates with surgical result. 3, they can be therapeutic, particularly in absence of full thickness tear.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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