Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)

Case contributed by Dr Noyan Zenger

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Restriction of motion in the shoulder joint.

Modality: MRI

Adhesive capsulitis ( Frozen shoulder )


Thickening and increased signal in inferior glenohumeral ligament.

Case Discussion

MRI of the shoulder demonstrates thickening of the inferior glenohumeral ligament which, especially in this clinical setting, suggests adhesive capsulitis

In the present case, the patient’s symptoms did not improve with conservative treatment involving physical therapy and corticosteroid injections, and at last follow-up, the patient was scheduled for closed manipulation under anesthesia with the possibility of arthroscopic lysis of adhesions in the future.

For a discussion of this entity please refer to the article adhesive capsulitis.

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Case Information

rID: 12744
Case created: 6th Jan 2011
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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