Arthroscopic capsular release for refractory shoulder stiffness: A critical analysis of effectiveness in specific etiologies


Elhassan B., Ozbaydar M. U. , Massimini D., Higgins L., Warner J. J. P.

JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY, vol.19, no.4, pp.580-587, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jse.2009.08.004
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.580-587

Abstract

Hypothesis: The purpose of this study is to report and compare the outcome of arthroscopic capsular release in patients with shoulder stiffness with post-traumatic, postsurgical, and idiopathic etiologies. We hypothesize that patients with idiopathic or post-traumatic stiffness have better outcomes after arthroscopic capsular release than those with shoulder stiffness with a postsurgical etiology.