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United Kingdom Frozen Shoulder Trial (UK FROST), multi-centre, randomised, 12 month, parallel group, superiority study to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of Early Structured Physiotherapy versus manipulation under anaesthesia versus arthroscopic capsular release for patients referred to secondary care with a primary frozen shoulder: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

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Frozen shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis) occurs when the capsule, or the soft tissue envelope around the ball and socket shoulder joint, becomes scarred and contracted, making the shoulder tight, painful and stiff. It affects around 1 in 12 men and 1 in 10 women of working age. Although this condition can settle with time (typically taking 1 to 3 years), for some people it causes severe symptoms and needs referral to hospital. Our aim is to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiven...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s13063-017-2352-2

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Brealey, S More by this author
Armstrong, AL More by this author
Brooksbank, A More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
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NDORMS
Charalambous, CP More by this author
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Grant:
Health Technology Assessment Programme 13/26/01
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Trials Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Pages:
614
Publication date:
2017-12-22
Acceptance date:
2017-11-24
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ISSN:
1745-6215
Pubs id:
pubs:813005
URN:
uri:5a2997b7-c333-4f4d-b1be-c266701b0dc4
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uuid:5a2997b7-c333-4f4d-b1be-c266701b0dc4
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pubs:813005

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