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Physiotherapeutic interventions for the treatment of shoulder dysfunction after neck dissection - a literature review

Bjerding, Linnea (2017)
Physiotherapy
Abstract
Title Physiotherapeutic interventions for the treatment of shoulder dysfunction after neck dissection – a literature review

Background Neck dissection is a surgical procedure used in treatment of head and neck cancer. Shoulder dysfunction and pain are common consequences due to this procedure. The physiotherapeutic treatment of the shoulder is both important to prevent adhesive capsulitis and restore function of the shoulder and arm. Which type of physiotherapeutic intervention best to be used for this is still to be discovered.

Objective The objective of this review is to investigate the evidence of physiotherapeutic interventions as a treatment of shoulder dysfunction and pain in the shoulder and neck after the surgical procedure... (More)
Title Physiotherapeutic interventions for the treatment of shoulder dysfunction after neck dissection – a literature review

Background Neck dissection is a surgical procedure used in treatment of head and neck cancer. Shoulder dysfunction and pain are common consequences due to this procedure. The physiotherapeutic treatment of the shoulder is both important to prevent adhesive capsulitis and restore function of the shoulder and arm. Which type of physiotherapeutic intervention best to be used for this is still to be discovered.

Objective The objective of this review is to investigate the evidence of physiotherapeutic interventions as a treatment of shoulder dysfunction and pain in the shoulder and neck after the surgical procedure neck dissection. The result of this study will provide backround to the development of physiotherapeutic interventions for the affected patient group at the Ear- Nose- and Throat department at Skåne University Hospital in Lund.

Questions - What is the evidence for physiotherapeutic treatment of shoulder dysfunction after neck dissection? - What is the evidence for physiotherapeutic treatment of pain in shoulder and neck after neck dissection?

Study design This study is a literature review

Results Through systematic search in six databases nine articles were retrieved and included in this study. The studies investigate progressive resistance exercise training, acupuncture, out-patient, autonomous and physiotherapeutic led rehabilitation and surface EMG of specific shoulder strengthening exercises. Two studies with a total of 106 participants showed that acupuncture significantly improves shoulder function in regards of range of motion and reduced pain. Progressive resistance exercise training examined in four studies also showed improvement in shoulder function in regards of strength, endurance, range of motion and reduced pain.

Conclusion With the limited amount of research found in this specific area, this literature review enlightens the fact that further studies on physiotherapeutic rehabilitation of the shoulder after neck dissection are needed. Progressive resistance exercise training as well as acupuncture shows a promising effect on shoulder dysfunction and reduced pain. (Less)
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Bjerding, Linnea
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Acupuncture Therapy, Exercise Therapy, Head and Neck Neoplasms, Neck Dissection, Rehabilitation, Review.
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English
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8937519
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  abstract     = {Title Physiotherapeutic interventions for the treatment of shoulder dysfunction after neck dissection – a literature review

Background Neck dissection is a surgical procedure used in treatment of head and neck cancer. Shoulder dysfunction and pain are common consequences due to this procedure. The physiotherapeutic treatment of the shoulder is both important to prevent adhesive capsulitis and restore function of the shoulder and arm. Which type of physiotherapeutic intervention best to be used for this is still to be discovered.

Objective The objective of this review is to investigate the evidence of physiotherapeutic interventions as a treatment of shoulder dysfunction and pain in the shoulder and neck after the surgical procedure neck dissection. The result of this study will provide backround to the development of physiotherapeutic interventions for the affected patient group at the Ear- Nose- and Throat department at Skåne University Hospital in Lund.

Questions - What is the evidence for physiotherapeutic treatment of shoulder dysfunction after neck dissection? - What is the evidence for physiotherapeutic treatment of pain in shoulder and neck after neck dissection?

Study design This study is a literature review

Results Through systematic search in six databases nine articles were retrieved and included in this study. The studies investigate progressive resistance exercise training, acupuncture, out-patient, autonomous and physiotherapeutic led rehabilitation and surface EMG of specific shoulder strengthening exercises. Two studies with a total of 106 participants showed that acupuncture significantly improves shoulder function in regards of range of motion and reduced pain. Progressive resistance exercise training examined in four studies also showed improvement in shoulder function in regards of strength, endurance, range of motion and reduced pain.

Conclusion With the limited amount of research found in this specific area, this literature review enlightens the fact that further studies on physiotherapeutic rehabilitation of the shoulder after neck dissection are needed. Progressive resistance exercise training as well as acupuncture shows a promising effect on shoulder dysfunction and reduced pain.},
  author       = {Bjerding, Linnea},
  keyword      = {Acupuncture Therapy,Exercise Therapy,Head and Neck Neoplasms,Neck Dissection,Rehabilitation,Review.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Physiotherapeutic interventions for the treatment of shoulder dysfunction after neck dissection - a literature review},
  year         = {2017},
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