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Time for a new name for frozen shoulder—contracture of the shoulder

updated

Two articles on PainSci cite Bunker 2009: (1) Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder(2) The Role of “Spasm” in Frozen Shoulder

original abstract Abstracts here may not perfectly match originals, for a variety of technical and practical reasons. Some abstacts are truncated for my purposes here, if they are particularly long-winded and unhelpful. I occasionally add clarifying notes. And I make some minor corrections.

Contracted (Frozen) Shoulder is an enigmatic common, disabling and painful condition. The last two decades have seen advances made in our understanding of the pathology, natural history and associations of this condition. This understanding has allowed led to the development of new and effective methods of treating the disease. Despite these advances there is still a long way to go before we have a full understanding of this condition.

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