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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.
Inflammation of the capsule of an organ or part, as of the liver, the lens of the eye, or surrounding a joint.
capsulitisInflammation of a capsule (e.g., of a joint or the ocular lens) or a pseudocapsule (e.g., that formed around a breast implant).
capsulitisInflammation of the capsule of a joint. See Adhesive capsulitis.
Inflammation of the capsule of an organ or part, as of the liver or the lens of the eye.