frozen shoulder


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shoulder

 [shōl´der]
the area around the glenohumeral joint, the large ball-and-socket joint where the humerus joins the scapula. The smooth, rounded head of the humerus rests against the socket in the scapula. The joint is covered by a tough, flexible protective capsule and is heavily reinforced by ligaments that stretch across the joint. The ends of the bones where they meet at the joint are covered with a layer of cartilage that reduces friction and absorbs shock. A thin membrane, the synovial membrane, lines the socket and lubricates the joint with synovia. Further cushioning and lubrication are provided by fluid-filled sacs called bursae. Disorders of the shoulder include bursitis and dislocation.
Coronal section through the shoulder joint.
frozen shoulder popular but misleading name for adhesive capsulitis.

ad·he·sive cap·su·li·tis

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 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

frozen shoulder

Orthopedics 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, and calcific tendonitis, and tearing of the rotator cuff muscles

shoulder

(shol'der)
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SHOULDER
A part of the shoulder girdle complex, comprising the region of the proximal humerus, clavicle, and scapula. See: scapula; illustration

frozen shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder.

frozen shoulder

Painful, persistent stiffness of the shoulder joint that restricts normal movement. The condition affects middle-aged people and usually follows injury or over-enthusiastic exercising. It may also complicate a heart attack (MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION) or STROKE, or may occur for no known reason. It is due to inflammation of the capsule of the joint, leading to thickening, and usually settles spontaneously within 2 years.

Frozen shoulder

A shoulder that becomes scarred and cannot move.
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This study aims at finding the prevalence of diabetes in patients with frozen shoulder.
Frozen shoulder contracture syndrome - Aetiology, diagnosis and management.
Arthrographic distention for adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder).
Usually doctors can diagnose frozen shoulder by physical exam.
However internal rotation in a neutral position is unaffected in patients with frozen shoulder. The fact that restriction of internal rotation in a neutral position is absent in patients with frozen shoulder implies no presence of posterior capsular tightness.
Elizabeth Cassayre, 81, a retired schoolteacher from Napa, California, developed frozen shoulder that plagued her for months after getting her flu shot at a grocery store about 10 years ago.
Also, while posterior dislocation of the shoulder is generally known among sports medicine practitioners, it is often unrecognised which could lead to the incorrect diagnosis of idiopathic frozen shoulder at a later stage.
"Musharraf's one artery is blocked, he is suffering from frozen shoulder (left), mental stress, spine, kidney, knee and tooth diseases and his sleep was also disturbed," according to the medical reports.
M2 PHARMA-December 16, 2013-Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc doses first patient in Phase 2b study of collagenase clostridium histolyticum for treating frozen shoulder syndrome
Sarah Tinay, 32, had complained of a pain in her arm which doctors at first diagnosed as a frozen shoulder.