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Shoulder adduction contracture

MedGen UID:
Concept ID:
Acquired Abnormality
Synonyms: Adduction contracture of shoulder; Adduction contracture of the shoulder; Adduction contracture-shoulder
SNOMED CT: Adduction contracture-shoulder (202268007); Adduction contracture of shoulder (202268007)
HPO: HP:0035009


A type of shoulder contracture characterized by a chronic reduction in the active and passive ability to abduct the shoulder. This results in the shoulders being closer to midline. The affected individual is not able to position the shoulders away from the body. [from HPO]

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  • CROGVShoulder adduction contracture

Professional guidelines


Namdari S, Baldwin K, Horneff JG, Keenan MA
Orthop Clin North Am 2013 Oct;44(4):605-14. Epub 2013 Aug 1 doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2013.06.012. PMID: 24095075
Erel S, Simşek IE, Ayhan C, Bek N, Yakut Y, Uygur F
Prosthet Orthot Int 2008 Jun;32(2):129-35. doi: 10.1080/03093640802015755. PMID: 18569880
Bayne LG
Clin Orthop Relat Res 1985 Apr;(194):68-73. PMID: 3978937

Recent clinical studies


Grishkevich VM
Burns 2013 Nov;39(7):1423-9. Epub 2013 Apr 23 doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2013.03.014. PMID: 23623215
Domzalski M, Inan M, Littleton AG, Miller F
J Pediatr Orthop 2007 Jun;27(4):457-61. doi: 10.1097/01.bpb.0000271320.10869.d1. PMID: 17513970

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