Adhesive Capsulitis

  • Christopher Nacca


Adhesive capsulitis, or often known as “frozen shoulder,” is a very common shoulder disorder encountered in the office. Often it is easily confused with other shoulder pathology and tends to be a diagnosis of exclusion. Its development is poorly understood however in most cases is often a self-limiting condition.


Shoulder Frozen shoulder Shoulder stiffness Inflammation of shoulder Shoulder pain Joint capsule 


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    Neviaser AS, Neviaser RJ. Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011;19(9):536–42. Accessed 12 Jul 2017.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Nacca
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  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsWarren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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