Milwaukee shoulder

A painful, destructive, bilateral upper girdle dysfunction of elderly women, which consists of hydroxyapatite deposition, capsular calcification, joint effusions—activated collagenase and neutral protease without inflammation—and destructive arthritis in the form of erosion of rotator cuff tendons and glenohumeral joint degeneration on the dominant side; the condition is worse at night or after heavy use

Milwaukee shoulder

Orthopedics A painful, destructive, bilateral upper girdle dysfunction of elderly ♀, consisting of capsular calcification, joint effusions–↑ collagenase without inflammation, erosion of rotator cuff tendons and glenohumeral joint degeneration on the dominant side; the condition is worse at night or after heavy usage with accumulation of basic calcium phosphate crystals in inflamed joints
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