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New study compares surgical treatment of shoulder impingement syndrome to placebo surgery. “These results show that this type of surgery is not an effective", the study’s principal investigators chief surgeon Mika Paavola and professor Teppo Järvinen say. With nearly 21,000 decompression surgeries done in UK every year, and ten times that many in the United States, the impact of this study is huge.
Finnish study shows that most common shoulder operation is no more beneficial than placebo surgery | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

In a landmark study published this week in the BMJ, Finnish researchers show that one of the most common surgical procedures in the Western world is probably unnecessary. Keyhole surgeries of the shoulder are useless for patients with “shoulder impingem...