Surgery for Sciatica - a clinical commentary with Dr Lynn Bardin

This blog aims to explore how the science of clinical anatomy combined with our clinical assessment and decision-making process can be used in diagnosis and management, including referral for a spinal surgery consultation. For this Dr Lynn Bardin, who lectures and tutors clinical anatomy at Melbourne University and works as a consultant spine physiotherapist at SUPERSPINE and at Austin Health, Melbourne, was invited to contribute a clinical commentary.

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Adhesive Capsulitis - Management

A systematic review by Blanchard (2010) found corticosteroids are better at improving pain, passive external rotation and shoulder disability in the first 6 weeks post-injection. However, physiotherapy was more beneficial at 12 weeks in reducing pain and disability, with both injections and physiotherapy more beneficial than placebo. So should we wait for it to "burn out"?

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