Affiliations 

  • 1 M Widiastuti-Samekto, MSc. Department of Anatomy and Neurology, Faculty of Medicine Diponegoro University/Dr. Kariadi General Hospital, Semarang, Indonesia
  • 2 Department of Anatomy and Neurology, Faculty of Medicine Diponegoro University/Dr. Kariadi General Hospital, Semarang, Indonesia
Med. J. Malaysia, 2004 Aug;59(3):312-6.
PMID: 15727375

Abstract

Twenty-six patients with frozen shoulder syndrome (Stage 2 and 3) were included in this study conducted at Dr. Kariadi General Hospital, Semarang, Indonesia and randomly allocated into 2 groups: 40 mg triamcinolone intra-articular injection and triamcinolone oral tablets. The result showed that triamcinolone intra-articular injection group "cured" rate was 5.8 times higher at week one compared to the triamcinolone tablet group. Sixty-two percent of the cases with triamcinolone intra-articular injection achieved their "cured" condition after one week of therapy, compared with only 14% of the triamcinolone tablets group. We conclude that, intra-articular corticosteroid injection provide faster improvement compared to oral route.

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