Manipulation under anaesthetic for frozen shoulder using Codman’s paradox: a safe and early return of function Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Purpose Although previously frozen shoulder was thought to resolve by two to three years, recent studies demonstrated the symptoms can remain for much longer. Manipulation under anaesthetic (MUA) has been shown to be successful in relieving pain and restoring function. Yet, concerns have been raised regarding its safety and the risks of complications. We utilise Codman’s paradox to manipulate the shoulder, avoiding rotational torque on the humerus. The aim of our study was to asses shoulder function in the early post MUA period.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018