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Physiotherapy or corticosteroid injection for shoulder pain?
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    Dear Editor

    In this letter we would like to respond to the comments made by Frank Conijn to our leader.[1]

    Firstly, we are aware of the differences in the content of physiotherapy in the three trials at issue, and briefly mentioned this in our leader. The fact that passive mobilisations were not allowed in the trial by Winters et al.[2] may, indeed, partly explain the differences in effectiveness of...

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    The Leader is biased

    Dear Editor

    The Leader [1] is an insufficiently objective reaction, and one that demonstrates rather little real-life insight from the authors.

    Insufficiently objective, because it strongly highlights the matter of the outcome measures, while it only slightly touches on the question: is the study by Winters et al,[2] one of the two other (Dutch) randomised studies they use for their substantiation, a valid...

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