Gentle thawing of the frozen shoulder: a prospective study of supervised neglect versus intensive physical therapy in seventy-seven patients with frozen shoulder syndrome followed up for two years.

@article{Diercks2004GentleTO,
  title={Gentle thawing of the frozen shoulder: a prospective study of supervised neglect versus intensive physical therapy in seventy-seven patients with frozen shoulder syndrome followed up for two years.},
  author={Ronald Leo Diercks and Martin Stevens},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={499-502}
}
Seventy-seven patients with idiopathic frozen shoulder syndrome were included in a prospective study to compare the effect of intensive physical rehabilitation treatment, including passive stretching and manual mobilization (stretching group) versus supportive therapy and exercises within the pain limits (supervised neglect group). There were no significant differences in age, sex, time elapsed since onset, and disease severity at inclusion. All patients were followed up for 24 months after the… CONTINUE READING
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