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Opportunity details

GW – Adhesive Capsulitis Corticosteroid and Dilation Randomised Controlled Trial: ACCorD

Study looking at non-surgical treatment in frozen shoulder: steroid injection vs hydrodilatation

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We want to find out the most effective and most cost effective non-surgical treatment for frozen shoulder. Treatments are: a steroid injection aimed to decrease pain in the shoulder compared to hydrodilatation plus steroid. Hydrodilatation involves an injection of a large amount of fluid into the shoulder with a steroid, aimed to decrease pain and stretch the shoulder capsule. Both groups will have adjunct physiotherapy help improve shoulder movement, strength, and overall function of the arm.

Date from

23rd March 2018

Date to

23rd July 2018


Barts Health NHS Trust

Barts Health is the largest NHS Trust in England. Our team is in the Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma at the Royal London Hospital. We have experience of running multi-centre orthopaedic trials. Our team has hosted successful group discussion groups for previous research studies. The discussion groups provide meaningful insight into how to develop better patient focus research.


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Muscles, joints and bones



Involvement type:

Designing and managing

What support is offered?

Our group members will have the opportunity to meet other people with frozen shoulder providing a peer support network. Should the study be funded we will invite participants to be members of our trial steering and management committee. These individuals will receive support and training specific to their individual strengths and weaknesses. Support will be provided throughout the study period.


There is not a payment associated with this discussion group.


Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed.

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?


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