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"My Hip Hurts": A Collaboration of Clinicians in the Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis to Optimize Patient Care

Author(s):  Cox Chris

Issue:  Nov/Dec 2010 - Volume 14, Number 6
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Abstract:  In order to achieve a positive outcome for individuals who are diagnosed with a “frozen joint” or adhesive capsulitits, a collaborative relationship among clinicians provides support and communication. The relationship should include the physical therapist, physician, and the pharmacist. Capsulitis, or capsular restriction, is often treated with anti-inflammatory agents, localized steroidal injections, directed physical therapy, or orthopedic visual inspection. The professional judgments of coordinating healthcare practitioners provide for assessments and plans that result in favorable outcomes with optimized recovery time.

Related Keywords: Chris Cox, MPT, adhesive capsulitis, hip freeze, frozen joint, joint pain, inflammation, case reports, formulations, aceclofenac, meloxicam, topical preparations, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs

Related Categories: FORMULATIONS, PAIN MANAGEMENT, CASE REPORTS, DOSAGE FORMS/DRUG CARRIERS, MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

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