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As new advances in medical technology lead to treatments for injuries and diseases, one concept that has emerged is the importance of genetic predisposition to health, sickness, and functional recovery after trauma. Indeed, as the future of medicine will most likely concentrate on health as opposed to health care, understanding the genetic predisposition to medical conditions will become paramount. In the February 2016 issue of JBJS Reviews,Prodromidis and Charalambous focus on the role of genetics in the development and treatment of frozen shoulder. This article represents a careful analysis of the relationship between genetics and disease.

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a common condition that leads to functional loss and impairment of activities of daily living.

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