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Shoulder joint capsule distension (hydroplasty): a case series of patients with "frozen shoulders" treated in a primary care office.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11927065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
"Frozen shoulder," most often caused by adhesive capsulitis, is frequently treated with intra-articular steroid injections, physical therapy, and surgical manipulation under anesthesia. These therapies provide limited benefits. Hydraulic distension of the shoulder joint capsule (hydroplasty) has potential to provide rapid relief of pain and immediate improvement of shoulder function for patients with adhesive capsulitis. We performed 21 hydroplasty procedures on 16 patients over a 4-year period. Ninety-four percent (17/18) of the procedures improved patient's measured mobility immediately after the procedure. Fifty-three percent (10/19) of the procedures produced immediate, short term, and sustained improvement in comfort and function. No significant complications of the procedure were detected. Our series suggests that the hydroplasty procedure should be further evalutated.
Larry Halverson; Rich Maas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-02     Completed Date:  2002-04-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cox Family Practice Residency Program, 1423 N. Jefferson Ave Ste A100, Springfield, MO 65802, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
Bursitis / therapy*
Injections, Intra-Articular
Middle Aged
Orthopedic Procedures / methods*
Range of Motion, Articular
Shoulder Joint*
Shoulder Pain / therapy*
Sodium Chloride / administration & dosage
Triamcinolone / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 124-94-7/Triamcinolone; 7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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