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Is shoulder manipulation under anesthesia effective?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jack Choueka
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jack Choueka
Dr. Jack Choueka
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Dr. Edwin Perez
Disagree sadly. The outcomes for all treatments for frozen shoulder are not very good. Manipulation is a tool but not the answer
Dr. Edwin Perez
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Shoulder

50/50 shot of getting better.

In brief: Shoulder

50/50 shot of getting better.
Dr. Edwin Perez
Dr. Edwin Perez
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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Dr. Rita Agarwal
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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