Arthroscopic release for frozen shoulder: Does the timing of intervention and diabetes affect outcome?

Autoři: Yu-De Su aff001;  Tien-Ching Lee aff002;  Yu-Chuan Lin aff001;  Shen-Kai Chen aff001
Působiště autorů: Department of Orthopaedics, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan aff001;  Orthopaedic Research Center, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan aff002;  Graduate Institute of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan aff003;  Department of Orthopedics, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan aff004
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(11)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0224986



To evaluate the effect of timing of arthroscopic release and manipulation under anesthesia for frozen shoulder in patients with diabetes and non-diabetes.


One hundred and twenty-seven patients with frozen shoulder were included in the study. Each patient was assigned to: 1) one of four groups according to the duration from symptom onset to surgery (group A: ≤3 months; group B: 3–6 months; group C: 6–12 months; group D: >12 months), 2) diabetic or nondiabetic group. The outcomes were measured by shoulder range of motion (ROM), Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) score, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Shoulder score, the period of pain relief, overall duration of disease, and satisfaction.


All the patients got great improvement in shoulder ROM (P < .0001) after arthroscopic surgery, but there was no statistical difference in the pre-operative and post-operative shoulder ROM between the four groups and between diabetic and nondiabetic groups. The overall duration of disease was mean 55.4~68.7 weeks, which demonstrated much shorter disease course compared with nature course.

Improvement were also seen in shoulder ROM at one week to one month, and the period of total pain relief was at a mean time of 3.7 to 3.8 weeks. There were higher ASES Shoulder score in group B than in group C (P = 0.02) and higher DASH score in diabetic group in short term follow-up.


Arthroscopic release provides effective and rapid improvements to shoulder motion and function, unrelated to the timing of surgery, in patients with frozen shoulder. The diabetic patients do not have functional outcomes as good as the nondiabetic patient at short-term follow-up.

Klíčová slova:

Anesthesia – Arthroscopy – Disabilities – Shoulders – Surgeons – Surgical and invasive medical procedures


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