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2023 Jan 01




Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction After Vaccination: A Systematic Review.


Wright JO, Wiggins W, Smith M S, King JJ, Wright TW
JBJS Rev. 2023 Jan 01; 11(1).
PMID: 36722836.


Persistent shoulder pain and dysfunction after vaccination are relatively rare but well-known complications after inoculations into the deltoid muscle. The term SIRVA (shoulder injury related to vaccine administration) is frequently used to encompass many of these occurrences; however, multiple distinct pathologies with similar presentations have been reported after vaccination. We performed a systematic review of the literature on vaccine-related shoulder injuries to help guide practitioners in appropriate workup and treatment based on specific diagnoses.