Adhesive capsulitis: shoulder

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


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

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

T2 fatsat 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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Case information

rID: 19050
Published: 3rd Aug 2012
Last edited: 25th Sep 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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