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Periarthritis of the shoulder joint is the most common cause of humeroscapular pain. The term “scapulohumeral periarthritis” encompasses injuries of both the muscles and the joint capsule proper. It is more justified to differentiate periarticular lesions from rotator cuff pathology and injury of the capsule proper (frozen shoulder) in daily clinical practice. The diagnosis is generally based on clinical data. Medical therapy is effective in the vast majority of cases; surgery is performed as specially indicated. The best results are yielded by combination treatment for scapulohumeral periarthrosis, which encompasses pharmacotherapy (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, periarticular injection of glucocorticoids and local anesthetics) and non-pharmacological therapies (manual therapy with high-amplitude joint mobilization, post-isometric relaxation, and active exercises).

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A. I. Isaikin
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

Department of Nervous System Diseases and Neurosurgery and A.Ya. Kozhevnikov Clinic of Nervous System Diseases

11, Rossolimo St., Moscow 119021

M. A. Ivanova
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

Department of Nervous System Diseases and Neurosurgery

11, Rossolimo St., Moscow 119021


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Isaikin A.I., Ivanova M.A. Scapulohumeral periarthritis. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2017;9(1):4-10. (In Russ.)

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