Dr. Manish Bansal

Orthopaedic, Arthroscopy & Sports Injury Surgeon

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by the limited movement of the shoulder joint due to prolonged arm immobilization. It occurs when inflammation in the shoulder capsule restricts the natural movement of the joint, and it’s notably prevalent among diabetic patients.


Arthroscopic Capsular Release is a surgical procedure performed to address frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) when conservative treatments are ineffective. During the surgery, small incisions are made, and 2-3 puncture holes are created. A radiofrequency device is then employed to cut through the thick and contracted shoulder capsule, significantly improving shoulder movement. As inflammation decreases, pain also subsides. The puncture holes are closed with sutures, typically requiring just one stitch each, and the arm is placed in a sling. Patients are often discharged on the same day of surgery or the following morning. In the recovery period, progressive exercises are initiated, and suture removal takes place approximately two weeks post-surgery. The use of a sling is discontinued, and it is crucial to engage in exercising and proper rest for at least three months to maintain pain-free full shoulder movements.

Other related procedures that are performed to address various shoulder issues include:


  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • Bankart and SLAP Repair
  • Latarjet Procedure
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement