Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3100
MONREAL GONZALEZ, Ricardo J; DIAZ RAMOS, Humberto; LEON SANTANA, Pastor y PAREDES GONZALEZ, Luis F.. Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder: treatment with hydraulic distention and local anesthesia. Rev Cubana Ortop Traumatol [online]. 2006, vol.20, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3100.
Frozen shoulder is a general term including all the causes of the shoulder movements loss due to a contracture of the soft tissues that results in a mechanical block. A study was conducted in 14 patients with diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder that were treated by the capsular distention technique with local anesthesia at "Manuel Fajardo" Clinical and Surgical Hospital. The functional state of the shoulder before receiving treatment was bad in 8 and fair in 6, according to the evaluative criterion used. After treatment, 10 patients attained an excellent function and 4 a good function. It was demostrated that the hydraulic distention of the capsule of the glenohumeral articulation with local anesthesia is a satisfactory alternative to treat the frozen shoulder with proven effectiveness, safety and low cost.
Palabras llave : shoulder; adhesive capsulitis; treatment; hydraulic distention and local anestesia.