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2022 Mar 24

Clin Orthop Relat Res

What Do We Know About Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration? An Updated Systematic Review.


MacMahon A, Nayar SK, Srikumaran U
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2022 Mar 24.
PMID: 35323136.


Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) is postulated to be an immune-mediated inflammatory response to a vaccine antigen injected into or near the subacromial bursae or synovium, leading to shoulder pain and dysfunction. The number of studies on this topic is rapidly increasing. Recent comparative studies have reported conflicting conclusions, which suggests that a systematic review of the best-available evidence may be helpful.