Towards evidence-based emergency medicine: best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary. BET 4: Hydrotherapy following rotator cuff repair

Authors: Hay L (1) , Wylie K
(1) Manchester Royal Infirmary
Source: Emerg Med J. 2011 Jul;28(7):634-5
DOI: 10.1136/emermed-2011-200306 Publication date: 2011 Jul E-Publication date: Not specified Availability: abstract Copyright: Not specified
Language: English Countries: Not specified Location: Not specified Correspondence address: Not specified


Article abstract

A short cut review was carried out to establish whether hydrotherapy is beneficial in rehabilitation after rotator cuff repair. 27 papers were found using the reported searches, of which one presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of that best paper are tabulated. It is concluded that while there may be some short term benefit to passive range of movement, further research is needed.

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