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Incidence of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.


do Castro A AE, de Prado R M A, da Carrera E F, Yokoo P, do Santos D C B, Rosemberg L A, Taneja A K
Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2022; 20:eAE0163.
PMID: 36477521.


Adhesive capsulitis is an inflammatory disease of the joint capsule, clinically manifested as pain, stiffness, and dysfunction of the shoulder. We subjectively observed an increased incidence of adhesive capsulitis, and raised the hypothesis that adhesive capsulitis was more frequent in magnetic resonance imaging examinations performed during the COVID-19 pandemic as compared with examinations prior to this period.