What are the Lundberg criteria for frozen shoulder syndrome (FSS) (adhesive capsulitis)?

Updated: Nov 12, 2020
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: S Ashfaq Hasan, MD  more...
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Lundberg divided patients who met the pain and motion requirements of frozen shoulder into two groups: primary and secondary. [2] A patient meets the criteria of primary or secondary FSS if painful, restricted active and passive glenohumeral and scapulothoracic motion occurs for at least 1 month and has either reached a plateau or worsened. This inclusion period for defining frozen shoulder is similar to that described by Binder and colleagues [3, 4] but is shorter than that defined by Lloyd-Roberts and coworkers. [5]

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