Published on Fri Sep 24 2021

Effectiveness of interventions for the management of primary frozen shoulder : a systematic review of randomized trials.

Saleema S Rex, Lucksy Kottam, Catriona McDaid, Stephen Brealey, Joseph Dias, Catherine E Hewitt, Ada Keding, Sarah E Lamb, Kath Wright, Amar Rangan

This systematic review places a recently completed multicentre randomized controlled trial (RCT), UK FROST, in the context of existing randomized evidence for the management of primary frozen shoulder. UK FROST compared the effectiveness of pre-specified physiotherapy techniques with a steroid injection (PTSI), manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA) with a steroid injection, and arthroscopic capsular release (ACR). This review updates a 2012 review focusing on the effectiveness of MUA, ACR, hydrodilatation, and PTSI.