Frozen Shoulder Related to Influenza Vaccine Administration.
ABSTRACT: Shoulder pain is often a transient physical finding after vaccination. We present the case of a 46-year-old woman who presented clinically with frozen shoulder that was progressively worse and temporally related to her yearly influenza vaccination. The patient failed conservative management, and 7 months postvaccination, the patient underwent shoulder manipulation under anesthesia with good results. Vaccination-related shoulder dysfunction after high-deltoid intramuscular penetration and infiltration into the subdeltoid/subacromial bursa can cause a severe local inflammatory response that clinically may present as frozen shoulder. A case report and review of the literature on suspected frozen shoulder injury related to vaccine administration is presented. A greater understanding of the shoulder anatomy and use of the correct intramuscular vaccination administration technique is important to prevent this rare postvaccination complication.
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Waninger, K. N., & Slenker, N. (2022). Frozen Shoulder Related to Influenza Vaccine Administration. Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, 32(2), e181–e183. https://doi.org/10.1097/JSM.0000000000000957
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery