capsulitis


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capsulitis

 [kap″su-li´tis]
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.

cap·su·li·tis

(kap'sū-lī'tis),
Inflammation of the capsule of an organ or part, as of the liver, the lens of the eye, or surrounding a joint.

capsulitis

/cap·su·li·tis/ (-li´tis) inflammation of a capsule, as that of the lens.
adhesive capsulitis  adhesive inflammation between the joint capsule and the peripheral articular cartilage of the shoulder, with obliteration of the subdeltoid bursa, characterized by increasing pain, stiffness, and limitation of motion.

capsulitis

[-ī′tis]
Etymology: L, capsula, little box; Gk, itis, inflammation
inflammation of an anatomical capsule (e.g., adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder).

capsulitis

Inflammation of a capsule (e.g., of a joint or the ocular lens) or a pseudocapsule (e.g., that formed around a breast implant).

capsulitis

Inflammation of the capsule of a joint. See Adhesive capsulitis.

cap·su·li·tis

(kap'sū-lī'tis)
Inflammation of the capsule of an organ or part, as of the liver or the lens of the eye.

capsulitis

Inflammation of the capsule of a joint.

capsulitis

joint capsule inflammation, joint ligament and tendon sheath engorgement secondary to osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, or ongoing, low-grade trauma; treated by physical therapies (e.g. rest, local heat, contrast foot baths), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug medication and reduction of the causative trauma

capsulitis

inflammation of a capsule, as that of the lens.
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