Adhesive Capsulitis—Arthroscopic Surgery
Pronounced: ad-HEE-siv cap-soo-LIGHT-issEn Español (Spanish Version)
Adhesive capsulitis is a tightening in the shoulder joint. It decreases the range of motion in the shoulder and causes pain. This condition is also known as frozen shoulder. It is caused by tightening of the soft tissue and formation of scar tissue.
During this arthroscopic surgery, the doctor cuts and removes scar tissue around the shoulder. The goal of the procedure is to improve range-of-motion by breaking up scar tissue
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Last reviewedDecember 2012by John C. Keel, MD
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