Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder. Frozen shoulder, calcific tendintis, and bicipital tendinitis

Orthop Clin North Am. 1975 Apr;6(2):521-39.


The painful periarticular conditions about the shoulder joint-calcific tendinitis, bicipital tendinitis, and frozen shoulder syndrome-are seen commonly in the general practice of medicine or in the practice of orthopedic surgery. Their etiologies are unknown. Their treatment is relatively simple and depends upon a knowledge of the anatomic structures involved and the proper use of rest and exercise. Operative intervention is rarely necessary in any of these conditions. The frozen shoulder syndrome, however, in our experience is best treated in the subacute or chronic stages by infiltration brisement under general anesthesia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bursitis / complications*
  • Bursitis / diagnosis
  • Bursitis / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Humerus
  • Male
  • Pain / etiology*
  • Periarthritis / complications*
  • Periarthritis / diagnosis
  • Periarthritis / therapy
  • Scapula
  • Shoulder Joint
  • Syndrome
  • Tendinopathy / complications*
  • Tendinopathy / diagnosis
  • Tendinopathy / therapy
  • Tenosynovitis / complications*
  • Tenosynovitis / diagnosis
  • Tenosynovitis / therapy