Correlating Clinical Disease State With Color Doppler Ultrasound
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To use color doppler ultrasound to grade inflammatory changes in the rotator interval of patients with adhesive capsulitis. [ Time Frame: Patients will be evaluated at each of their regularly scheduled clinic follow-up visits. ]
Secondary Outcome Measures
To use color doppler ultrasound to quantitatively measure inflammation of the joint capsule in subjects with adhesive capsulitis. Specific metrics that measure vascularity as a surrogate for inflammation will be used. [ Time Frame: Patients will be evaluated at each of their regularly scheduled clinic follow-up visits. ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients between the ages of 18 and 80 with Adhesive Capsulitis of the shoulder without previous shoulder surgery. Not including patients with secondary adhesive capsulitis related to trauma, surgery or other known cause.
Age range of 18 to 80.
Clinical diagnosis of Adhesive Capsulitis of the shoulder.
Previous shoulder surgery.
Secondary Adhesive Capsulitis related to trauma, surgery or other known causes.