Adhesive capsulitis

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Pain and stiffness of the shoulder. No history of trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male
MRI

T2 fat sat shows edema in the axillary recess and the rotator cuff interval. The inferior glenohumeral ligaments and the coracohumeral ligament are thickened. No rotator cuff, biceps tendon or labrum pathologies.

Case Discussion

In the appropriate clinical setting of a frozen shoulder, these findings are quite typical.

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