[Operative treatment of stiff shoulder : Arthroscopic arthrolysis, mobilization under anesthesia and postoperative management]

Unfallchirurg. 2019 Dec;122(12):941-943. doi: 10.1007/s00113-019-00720-6.
[Article in German]


The operative treatment of stiff shoulder using arthroscopically assisted arthrolysis is indicated in patients with persistent, symptomatic and therapy-resistant movement restrictions. Patients should be informed about relevant risks, supervised rehabilitation and possible recurrences. The surgical procedure provides a precise and controlled semicircular capsulotomy and is followed by an intensive rehabilitation program in order to minimize the risk of recurrences.

Keywords: Arthroscopic capsular release; Capsulotomy; Manipulation under anesthesia; N. axillaris; Stiff Shoulder.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia*
  • Arthroscopy
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases* / therapy
  • Manipulation, Orthopedic*
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder Joint
  • Treatment Outcome