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Kirsten Buchanan



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Background: Subacromial impingement results from repetitive trauma to structures underneath the subacromial arch which can lead to: A decrease in the subacromial space, impingement of the soft tissue, a decrease in functional abilities. Conservative treatment can include: Physical therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), corticosteriod injections, surgical option includes a subacromial decompression (SAD). There is conflicting evidence on the benefits of surgery. Literature is lacking supportive evidence of SAD without RTC repair or performing SAD with both an acromioplasty and bursectomy. Purpose: The purpose of this case report was to investigate the functional outcomes of a patient after SAD with an acromioplasty and bursectomy without RTC involvement.

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The case report paper for this poster can be found here: http://dune.une.edu/pt_studcrpaper/20/.

Physical Therapy Management Of A Patient After A Subacromial Decompression with Acromioplasty And Bursectomy: A Case Report



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