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What is the definition or description of: adhesive capsulitis?

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Dr. Aron Rovner answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Frozen shoulder: Patients have very limited painful range of motion of their shoulder. Treatment is usually physical therapy, but may require arthroscopic surgery.

Answered 6/9/2015

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Scarring of joint: Adhesive capsulitis is a process of joint stiffening caused by capsular thickening or scarring. It can be post-traumatic, post-operative, or idiopathic (unknown cause). Hallmarks are loss of motion and often joint pain. Treatment is usually initially aggressive physical therapy.

Answered 6/18/2013

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What's the best treatment to get rid of adhesive capsulitis of shoulder?

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