What is it about?

Intra-articular distension is an important option in the treatment of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder. A practical question was raized and it was "what is the most adequate moment to performe this treatment; before or after starting rehabilitation program ? We performed a randomized controlled trial to to compare the effectiveness between before-rehabilitation and during-rehabilitation intra-articular distension.

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Why is it important?

Our findings show that performing intra-articular distension before starting rehabilition program has a beneficial impact on functional recovery during the management of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.


I hope this article responde to a practical question which stem from our daily clinical practice dealing with patients suffering from a debilitating musculoskeletal desease. It was a great pleasure to work with my co-authors with whom i continue to collaborate fulfillmently.

MD Anis Jellad
Universite de Monastir

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This page is a summary of: Intra-articular distension preceded by physical therapy versus intra-articular distension followed by physical therapy for treating adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder, Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, May 2020, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/bmr-181426.
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