Too Much Medicine: Most common shoulder operation is no more beneficial than placebo surgery

Too Much Medicine: Most common shoulder operation is no more beneficial than placebo surgery

Keyhole surgery for treatment of shoulder impingement syndrome is one of the most common surgeries performed worldwide. The FIMPACT trial compared keyhole surgery with placebo surgery and showed that after two years, both groups had equally little shoulder pain and were equally satisfied with the condition of their shoulder. Read more about the trial published in the BMJ. 

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