Time for a new name for frozen shoulder—contracture of the shoulder
Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter, Devon, UK
Contracted (Frozen) Shoulder is an enigmatic common, disabling and painful condition. The last two decades have seen advances made in our understanding of the pathology, natural history and associations of this condition. This understanding has allowed led to the development of new and effective methods of treating the disease. Despite these advances there is still a long way to go before we have a full understanding of this condition.