Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis (AC):
Characterized by progressive pain and stiffness of the shoulder
Usually resolves after 18 months
Global limitation of movement for active...
Identify possible risk factors.
Progressive and worsening stiffness of the glenohumeral (GH) joint
Majority will have diffuse shoulder pain, especially at the beginning of the disease.
In most cases, self-limited
Manage patient expectations; resolution often takes 18 months of medication and rehabilitation.
Acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflam...
After establishing a diagnosis, assess the need for pain control, and start the patient on NSAIDs, in combination with a gentle exercise program.
Follow up in 3 to...
M75.00 Adhesive capsulitis of unspecified shoulder
M75.01 Adhesive capsulitis of right shoulder
M75.02 Adhesive capsulitis of left shoulder
726.0 Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder
Frozen shoulder or AC is generally a self-limiting global restriction in ROM of the shoulder joint. Up to 50% will have permanent inability to externally rotate the shoulder.
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