This book provides an up-to-date overview of the latest evidence regarding shoulder stiffness or frozen shoulder. All aspects are covered: epidemiology, etiology, anatomy and biomechanics, clinical symptoms, histology and laboratory tests, physical examinations, imaging studies and the various conservative and surgical treatment options. The book is published in cooperation with ISAKOS and reflects the conclusions of the Consensus Meeting of the ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committee in Amsterdam in May 2014, which brought together global opinion leaders in the field. Frozen shoulder itself remains shrouded in mystery. There is ongoing uncertainty over its causation and continuing relative neglect due to the belief that it is a self-limited disease despite the evidence that most patients fail to achieve complete recovery, with many experiencing persistent pain and stiffness. Shoulder Stiffness: Current Concepts and Concerns provides an excellent summary of present knowledge regarding frozen shoulder and will be of value to all who manage the condition.
Table of Contents
Classification and Epidemiology: Classification of Stiff Shoulder.- Epidemiology. Etiology: Idiopathic.- Post-Traumatic.- Post Cuff Repair.- Post Instability Repair.- Other Post Surgical.- Other Causes (Cuff Disease, Impingement, Osteoarthritis, heterotopic ossification, etc). Anatomy and Biomechanics: Anatomy Related to the Range of Motion.- Biomechanics Related to the Range of Motion.- Rotator Interval and Stiffness. Examinations: Pathophysiology: Histology and Laboratory Tests.- Clinical Symptoms.- Physical Examinations.- Imaging. Conservative Treatment: Natural Course.- Conservative Treatment. Surgical Treatment: MUA.- Arthroscopic Release.- Postop. Rehabilitation Program.- Reported Outcomes and Results: What should we and the patient expect?.
Eiji Itoi, MD, PhD, is Professor and Chair, Tohoku University School of Medicine,
Sendai, Japan. Dr. Itoi is President of the Japan Shoulder Society and Chairman
of the ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committee. He has been the recipient of various
awards, including (twice) the Charles S. Neer Award from ASES, Richard B. Caspari
Award from ISAKOS and (twice) the Jacques Duparc Award from EFORT. In 2013 Dr.
Itoi was President of the 12th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow
Guillermo Arce, MD, is a member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Instituto Argentino de Diagnóstico y Tratamiento, Buenos Aires, Argentina and from 2004 to 2014 was Chairman and Director of the Buenos Aires Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Center. Dr. Arce is Assistant Secretary of the ISAKOS Executive Committee and current President of the Latin American Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine.
Greg Bain, MBBS, FRACS, FA(Ortho)A, PhD, is Professor of Upper Limb and Research at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. He is former President of the Australian Shoulder and Elbow Society, Deputy Chairman of the ISAKOS Upper Limb Committee and current Deputy Editor of the Journal of Wrist Surgery. He has received the Australian Orthopaedic Association Research Award.
Ronald L. Diercks, MD, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Dr. Diercks is a member of the ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committee and a member of the scientific committees for the 2014 ESSKA Congress and the 2016 ICSES Congress. He has been a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine since 2003.
Dan Guttmann, MD, is Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Service, Taos Orthopaedic Institute, Taos, New Mexico and Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Guttmann’s training included a Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Andreas B. Imhoff, MD, is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology and Chairman/Director of the Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany. He is a founder and Executive Board Member of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and an Executive Board Member of German Society of Orthopaedics. He has held various positions in ISAKOS, including as Program Chair.
Augustus D. Mazzocca, MS, MD, is Director of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute and Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA. He is also Director of the University of Connecticut Human Soft Tissue Research Laboratory. Dr. Mazzocca is an editorial board member for Orthopedics Today and Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
Hiroyuki Sugaya, MD, is Chairman and Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Center, Funabashi Orthopaedic Hospital, Funabashi, Chiba, Japan. Dr. Sugaya is an Executive Board Member of both the Japan Shoulder Society and the Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. He is also a member of the ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committee. Dr. Sugaya is Assistant Editor of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
Yon-Sik Yoo, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society, the ISAKOS Shoulder Committee and the Scientific Committee of International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.