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Use of localized human growth hormone/testosterone injections for chronic shoulder pain: a case series, with 12-month follow-up

Marc N. Dubick, Daniel Brinton, Thomas H. Ravin, David Morrisette


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This case series investigated the feasibility and safety of an injection technique for the treatment of chronic shoulder pain. Injections of recombinant human growth hormone and testosterone were given to the shoulder in individuals with chronic shoulder pain, with proposed capsular pain and/or laxity. Individualized exercise therapy programs were followed. Outcomes were assessed at 12 months with the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI), the Shoulder Pain Score (SPS), the Mankowski Pain Sale (MPS), and the patents self-rated percent improvement. Of the 23 consecutive patients who met the inclusion critieria, 17 (19 shoulders) provided informed consent and 14 (16 shoulders) completed all aspects of the study. Patients completing the study reported a significant decrease in pain ratings (p


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USE OF LOCALIZED HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE/TESTOSTERONE INJECTIONS FOR CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN: A CASE SERIES, WITH 12-MONTH FOLLOW-UP, Marc N. Dubick, Daniel Brinton, Thomas H. Ravin, David Morrisette INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE MEDICAL RESEARCH : Volume-4 | Issue-6 | June-2019


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