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Table 1 Criteria for diagnosing postoperative stiff shoulder

From: Pain, depression and the postoperative stiff shoulder

Criteria for diagnosing postoperative stiff shoulder
Clinician’s diagnosis
Range of motion thresholds in two planes, both required
• Active elevation <100 degrees
AND
• Passive external rotation <30 degrees
Range of motion thresholds in two planes, at least one required
• Active elevation <100 degrees
OR
• Passive external rotation <30 degrees
Restricted range of motion compared to contralateral side, at least two planes
• Restriction of >30 degrees in TWO or more planes of movement
Restricted range of motion compared to contralateral side, at least three planes
• Restriction of >30 degrees in THREE or more planes of movement