How is frozen shoulder syndrome (FSS) (adhesive capsulitis) diagnosed?

Updated: Nov 12, 2020
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: S Ashfaq Hasan, MD  more...
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Frozen shoulder syndrome (FSS) is a clinical diagnosis. Laboratory and imaging studies can be used to rule out other conditions and to confirm the likelihood of the correct diagnosis. Accurate diagnosis is essential because the treatment for FSS differs from the treatment for other shoulder entities.

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