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Open Capsular Release for Adhesive Capsulitis

Open surgical release of the glenohumeral capsule was more commonly utilized to treat patients with severe and refractory adhesive capsulitis prior to the advancement of arthroscopic techniques to treat this difficult patient population. Although the peri-operative morbidity of this open approach to treatment is now accepted to be somewhat greater than its arthroscopic counterpart, use […]

Demographic Factors Associated with Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis is commonly observed in patients during their fifth and sixth decades of life with an incidence of 2% to 5% in this age group, and a greater frequency in women than men. There is an increased occurrence in patients having suffered closed head injuries (as high as 25%), Parkinson disease (13%), autonomic disorders […]

Muscle Ruptures

Muscle fibers respond and adapt quickly to change. Damaged muscle can heal quickly with fibers regenerated in about 3 weeks. When injury occurs, however, there is almost inevitably some degree of bleeding, and this can affect the healing process mechanically by reducing contact between the ruptured ends of the muscle fibers. If bleeding can be […]