Adhesive capsulitis

Orthop Clin North Am. 1987 Jul;18(3):439-43.


The signs and symptoms of adhesive capsulitis are reviewed. It is clear that this is a specific disease process distinct from those cases of "frozen shoulder." Four specific stages of the disease have been visualized at arthroscopy prior to manipulation. Stage 1 of adhesive capsulitis mimics the impingement syndrome of the shoulder.

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopy
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / diagnosis
  • Joint Diseases / pathology
  • Joint Diseases / surgery
  • Joint Diseases / therapy
  • Manipulation, Orthopedic
  • Shoulder Joint*
  • Tissue Adhesions / diagnosis
  • Tissue Adhesions / pathology
  • Tissue Adhesions / surgery
  • Tissue Adhesions / therapy