Patients with any of the following suspected should be sent to A&E:
Urgent appointments should be made in a consultant led clinic for patients with:
Immediate referral via A&E if infection or tumour is suspected or if the condition is worsening very rapidly.
Diagnosis can be difficult in early stages:
Signs & symptoms may include:
X-ray if suspected:-
U/S and MRI not routinely indicated
X-ray if suspected:
U/S and MRI not routinely indicated.
Surgical interventions include:
NB: Frozen Shoulder of post traumatic or insidious onset may be may be associated with other GHJ or ACJ joint disorders; e.g. rotator cuff impingement / tendinopathy; therefore cross-referencing the pathways is essential.