Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder.

  title={Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder.},
  author={Lauren H. Redler and Elizabeth R. Dennis},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={27 12},
Adhesive capsulitis presents clinically as limited, active and passive range of motion caused by the formation of adhesions of the glenohumeral joint capsule. Radiographically, it is thickening of the capsule and rotator interval. The pathology of the disease, and its classification, relates to inflammation and formation of extensive scar tissue. Risk factors include diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and previous cervical spine surgery. Nonsurgical management includes physical therapy, corticosteroid… 

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