Frozen Shoulder

Dear Colleagues: Last month’s newsletter on keloids and Dupuytren’s contracture provoked an interesting question from Dr. Margaret Taylor of Fullarton, Australia. She raised the question as to whether frozen shoulder could be related to keloids and Dupuytren’s. Orthopaedic surgeons describe inflammation and excess connective tissue in the shoulder capsule, so why not? My first reaction to this question was to […]

Piriformis Syndrome

Dear Colleagues: In this issue, I’d like to discuss piriformis syndrome, one of the more interesting conditions caused by spasm of a specific muscle. This syndrome is intriguing, not only from a functional standpoint, but also from an anatomical perspective. The piriformis muscle can cause pain when in spasm, like any other muscle. Things get complicated by […]