Adhesive capsulitis with rotator cuff tendinopathy

Case contributed by Dr Nafisa Shakir Batta


Stiffness of shoulder with decreased range of movements, provisional clinical diagnosis was frozen shoulder

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Edema and thickening involving the anterior band of inferior glenohumeral ligament with surrounding soft tissue edema, is pathognomonic of adhesive capsulitis. The clinical history and radiological findings usually corroborate this classic diagnosis.

Also evident here is mild subscapularis and supraspinatus tendinopathy involving the anterior and mid fibers.

Case Discussion

The above findings are in keeping with adhesive capsulitis and mild subscapularis and supraspinatus tendinopathy.

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