Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder: A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections

Griesser, Michael J.; Harris, Joshua D.; Campbell, Jonathan E.; Jones, Grant L.
September 2011
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;9/21/2011, Vol. 93-A Issue 18, p1727
Academic Journal
The article presents a systemetic review of the effectiveness of intra-articular corticosteroid injections in primary adhesive capsulitis. As stated, adhesive capsulitis has a prevalence of 2 percent to 5 percent in the outpatient setting, however in case of patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus its prevalence increases about 30 percent. It states that factors related to this include, female sex, trauma, and thyroid disease.


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