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Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society 2013;17(1):1-6.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4235/jkgs.2013.17.1.1    Published online March 31, 2013.
The Management of Shoulder Pain in the Elderly: Focusing on Clinical Characteristics and Conservative Treatment
Eun Sil Koh, Jae Young Lim
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Research Institute and Hospital of National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea.
2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea. drlim1@snu.ac.kr
노년기 어깨 통증의 관리 - 임상적 특성과 보존적 치료를 중심으로
고은실1 ,임재영2
국립목포대학교 자연과학대학 간호학과1, 서울대학교 보건대학원2, 중앙대학교 간호과학연구소3, 중앙대학교 적십자간호대학4
Abstract
Shoulder pain is a common problem in the elderly, which can frequently lead to disabilities. Adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff disease, and osteoarthritis are main causes of shoulder pain in the elderly. Because the use of the upper extremity is especially pertinent to maintain independence in the elderly, proper management of shoulder pain is crucial to preserve or restore functional independence by reducing the degree of pain as much as possible. Successful treatment of shoulder pain in the elderly depends on not only an accurate diagnosis of etiologies and appropriate treatments according to clinical characteristics, but also understanding that the mechanisms of developing those diseases were closely related to the degenerative changes with age.
Key Words: Geriatrics, Shoulder pain, Management, Characteristics, Treatment
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