Mohamed A Mortada is a Lecturer of Rheumatology, Faculty in Medicine, Zagazig University. He completed his MD in 2011and published many papers in the field of musculoskeletal ultra-sonography in rheumatology practice.


Background: Suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) is used with increasing frequency by anesthetists and rheumatologists in the management of frozen shoulder.
Objective: To compare between single and multiple (nine) SSNB in the treatment of diabetic frozen shoulder.
Patients & Methods: Type 2 diabetic patients with frozen shoulder divided into 2 equal groups. Patients in group1 were subjected to single SSNB. Patients in group 2 were subjected to multiple (nine) SSNB 3 times per week. Participants will be assessed clinically and by ultrasound at baseline and after 3 weeks and 4 months.
Results: At assessment points (3weeks & 4months), there was a significant improvement of all clinical & ultrasound parameters in both groups in comparison with the base line parameters (p≤0.001). But the improvement in the multiple injection protocol was significantly better than the improvement in the single injection protocol was used.