Comparison between Intraarticular Triamcinolone Acetonide and Methyl prednisolone Acetate Injections in Treatment of Frozen Shoulder

Sanjay Middha, Kirti Ahuja
2016 Annals of International medical and Dental Research  
This study is aimed to compare the effectiveness of intra-articular injections of 2 corticosteroid preparations; triamcinolone acetonide (40 mg) and methyl prednisolone acetate (40 mg) in patients with frozen shoulder. Methods: 100 patients were enrolled randomly in our study and randomly divided into two groups. Diagnosis of frozen shoulder was made using the guidelines for shoulder complaint issued by the Dutch College of General Practitioners. The assessment of pain was by using scores of; 0
more » ... using scores of; 0 (no pain); 1 (mild); 2 (moderate); 3 (severe); 4 (severe night pain that interferes with night sleep).The outcome of intervention was assessed at 8 weeks and after that at 3 months, at 6 months and at 1 year. Results: Right side was found to be more involved than the left. Male &Female ratio was 1:3. 51% patients belong to age group 55-65. We got 62.7% satisfactory result in Group A as compared to 51.8% in Group B. Conclusion: We conclude that triamcinolone acetonide is a good rescue for painful stiff shoulder particularly for resistant cases as with diabetes mellitus, and with long duration of illness.
doi:10.21276/aimdr.2016.2.4.25 fatcat:42cufcauonentbksew63mfrwhy