Idiopathic adhesive capsulitis. A prospective functional outcome study of nonoperative treatment.

@article{Griggs2000IdiopathicAC,
  title={Idiopathic adhesive capsulitis. A prospective functional outcome study of nonoperative treatment.},
  author={Sean M. Griggs and Albert Ahn and Aron Green},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2000},
  volume={82-A 10},
  pages={1398-407}
}
BACKGROUND Idiopathic adhesive capsulitis is a commonly recognized but poorly understood cause of a painful and stiff shoulder. Although most orthopaedic literature supports treatment with physical therapy and stretching exercises, some studies have demonstrated late pain and functional deficits. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of patients with idiopathic adhesive capsulitis who were treated with a stretching-exercise program. METHODS Seventy-five consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING

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