Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) Is Real : a Case Report

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This study presents a case of SIRVA-induced adhesive capsulitis and the subsequent physiotherapy intervention. It details the patient’s journey using CARE guidelines. The main symptoms included persistent pain and a reduced range of motion for flexion, abduction, and internal and external rotation of the shoulder. Interventions included active and passive mobilisation via capsular stretching, and home exercise programs. At more than two years post-injury, the patient has ongoing pain, restricted shoulder movement, and disability. This highlights the importance of healthcare practitioners’ knowledge of SIRVA. Vaccinating practitioners should be aware of the mechanism of injury of SIRVA for preventing such injuries. First-contact practitioners should be aware of SIRVA-induced conditions to ensure timely and correct diagnosis and management of SIRVA-induced conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1164
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023


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