Arthroscopic Release of Frozen Shoulder

Ken Yamaguchi, Ron Hollis

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Arthroscopic release of the frozen shoulder is a reliable procedure when performed correctly and with the right surgical indications. The primary components of this technique include a scalene block and forward elevation manipulation followed by surgical release of the rotator interval and anterior-inferior capsule. Postoperative pain control for the first 48 hours is provided by an intraarticular pain catheter. Patients are instructed in shoulder range of motion exercises and provided with a continuos passive motion device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Arthroplasty
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2008


  • adhesive capsulitis
  • arthroscopic release
  • frozen shoulder


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