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Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 15, Issue 8, pp 1048–1054 | Cite as

Idiopathic adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder: a review

  • S. Brue
  • A. Valentin
  • M. Forssblad
  • S. Werner
  • C. Mikkelsen
  • G. Cerulli
Shoulder

Abstract

Many terms have been used to describe what has been called idiopathic adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder. This pathology is defined as a self-limiting condition of unknown etiology. The natural history is 18–30 months even though a high-percentage of patient present impaired range of movement even at long-term follow-up. The diagnosis is mainly clinical and no significant changes are normally present at MRI or CT scan. Several treatment options have been tried over the years with different approaches and results.

Keywords

Shoulder joint Idiopathic adhesive capsulitis Frozen shoulder Stiff shoulder Shoulder pain 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Brue
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Valentin
    • 1
  • M. Forssblad
    • 1
  • S. Werner
    • 1
  • C. Mikkelsen
    • 1
  • G. Cerulli
    • 2
  1. 1.Capio Artro ClinicStockholm Sport Trauma Research CenterStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Orthopaedic and Traumatologic DepartmentUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly

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