What is the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis 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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Ultrasound (regular and Doppler) for the diagnosis of FSS remains controversial. Overall, these studies have shown utility for measurement of acohumeral ligament thickness and presence of a hypoechoid region with increased vascularity in the rotator interval, with fibrovascular inflammatory tissue.


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