Rotator Cuff Pathology

  • Christopher Nacca


Adhesive capsulitis, or often called “frozen shoulder,” is a very common shoulder disorder encountered in the orthopedic office. It is easily confused with other shoulder pathology and tends to be a diagnosis of exclusion. Its development is poorly understood however in most cases is often a self-limiting condition.


Shoulder pain Bursitis Rotator cuff Massive tear Tendon tear Shoulder pathology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Nacca
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  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsWarren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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