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The impact of subacromial impingement syndrome on muscle activity patterns of the shoulder complex: a systematic review of electromyographic studies

Rachel Chester12*, Toby O Smith13, Lee Hooper4 and John Dixon5

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1 Institute of Health and Social Sciences Research, Faculty of Health, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, UK

2 Physiotherapy Department, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, NR4 7UY, UK

3 Institute of Orthopaedics, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, NR4 7UY, UK

4 Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, UK

5 Health and Social Care Institute, School of Health and Social Care, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA, UK

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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010, 11:45  doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-45

Published: 9 March 2010

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Search strategy. Description of MESH terms and text words used in the literature search

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Population characteristics and procedural details. Subject and control characteristics, details of task and EMG collection

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Mean differences (Mean diff.) 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) and statistical significance of differences in Supraspinatus %MVC(EMG) activity between subjects with (Subjects) and without (Controls) SIS.

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Mean differences (Mean diff.) 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) and statistical significance of differences in Infraspinatus %MVC(EMG) activity between subjects with (Subjects) and without (Controls) SIS.

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Mean differences and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) for differences in Middle Trapezius %MVC(EMG) activity between subjects with (Subjects) and without (Controls) SIS.

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Mean differences and 95% Confidence Intervals of differences in Lower Trapezius EMG activity between subjects with (Subjects) and without (Controls) SIS.

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