What is the prevalence of 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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Frozen shoulder syndrome (FSS) usually affects patients aged 40-60 years. The incidence of FSS is not precisely known; however, it is estimated that 2% to 5% of the general population [12] develops the disease over their lifetime. Men tend to be affected less frequently than women, and there is no predilection for race. In general, bilateral shoulder involvement is rarely simultaneous and instead occurs sequentially.

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