Thermal capsulorrhaphy for shoulder instability

Record ID 32006001588
Authors' objectives:

The purpose of thermal capsulorrhaphy (TC), also called electrothermal therapy or thermal shrinkage, is to treat joint instability or looseness of the shoulder ligaments. The procedure utilizes a radiofrequency probe or laser to deliver nonablative heat, which is intended to cause shrinkage of the collagen fibers comprising the shoulder ligaments or joint capsule, thereby tightening the capsule and stabilizing the joint.

Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2006
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Hot Temperature
  • Hyperthermia, Induced
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Shoulder Joint
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: HAYES, Inc.
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