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inflammation of a capsule, such as that of the lens or joint.
adhesive capsulitis adhesive inflammation between the joint capsule and the peripheral articular cartilage of the shoulder, with obliteration of the subdeltoid bursa; it is characterized by increasing pain, stiffness, and limitation of motion. There are three stages to the condition: the painful stage (3 to 8 months long); the adhesive stage (4 to 6 months long); and the recovery stage (1 to 3 months long). Sometimes popularly called by the misleading term frozen shoulder.
a condition in which joint motion becomes restricted because of inflammatory thickening of the capsule; a common cause of shoulder stiffness.
Synonym(s): frozen shoulder
a shoulder condition characterized by stiffness, pain, and limited range of motion. It most often occurs in midlife and may be associated with shoulder surgery or injury. Also called frozen shoulder. See also capsulitis.
bursitis chronica subdeltoidea(1) Calcific tendonitis; calcific tendinitis.
(2) Frozen shoulder, see there (formally, adhesive capsulitis).
A shoulder with incapacitating pain due to bursitis and inflammation due to 1º or 2º osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cuff tear arthropathy and the clinically similar ‘Milwaukee shoulder,’ postmastectomy, avascular necrosis, calcific tendonitis and tearing of the rotator cuff muscles
adhesive capsulitisOrthopedics A condition caused by prolonged immobility of the shoulder joint Clinical Shoulder is painful, tender, ↓ passive and active ROM Management Physical therapy, corticosteroid injection; surgery if unresponsive. See Range of motion.
ad·he·sive cap·su·li·tis(ad-hē'siv kap'sŭ-lī'tis)
A condition with limitation of motion in a joint due to inflammatory thickening of the capsule, a common cause of stiffness in the shoulder.