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Extreme stiffness or immobility in the shoulder joint, usually following injury and caused by the adhesions in the joint and inflammation of the capsule of the humerus.Also called frozen shoulder
- ‘Stiffness or loss of motion may be the major symptom in patients with adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), dislocation or glenohumeral joint arthritis.’
- ‘For adhesive capsulitis, the use of a subacromial corticosteroid injection should be combined with other treatment modalities, including physical therapy.’
- ‘The medical term for a frozen shoulder is adhesive capsulitis.’
- ‘Exclusion criteria included suspicion of adhesive capsulitis, recent fracture of the shoulder, recent shoulder surgery and osteoarthritis of the glenohumeral joint.’
- ‘There are three major indications for a glenohumeral joint injection: osteoarthritis, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and rheumatoid arthritis.’
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