Acute shoulder pain

Wade King, Rachelle Buchbinder, Sally Green, Scott Masters, Henry Pollard, Peter Nash, Peter Brooks, Nick Bellamy, Simon Bell

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This guide summarises the findings of a multi-disciplinary review of the evidence on the diagnosis, prognosis and interventions for acute musculoskeletal pain. The source document (“Evidence-based Management of Acute Musculoskeletal Pain”) is available at The guide covers the management of five regions of acute musculoskeletal pain (acute low back pain, acute thoracic spinal pain, acute neck pain, acute shoulder pain, anterior knee pain). The scientific evidence on the diagnosis, prognosis and interventions for each of the five regions is summarised in the form of Key Messages. The level of evidence for each Key Message is provided. An overview of acute pain management and effective communication is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence based management of acute musculoskeletal pain
Subtitle of host publicationa guide for clinicians
Editors Australasian Acute Musculoskeletal Pain Guidelines Group
Place of PublicationBowen Hills, Qld
PublisherAustralian Academic Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1875378529
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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