SakuraBead for Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis, also known as ‘frozen shoulder’, is a common shoulder condition characterised by pain and decreased range of motion.

Minimally Invasive

The pathophysiology of the disease involves inflammation within the joint capsule, leading to reactive fibrosis and adhesion formation in the synovial lining of the joint. This combination of factors limits the movement of the joint and results in significant and sometimes debilitating pain and stiffness.

SakuraBead can be used to embolize the vasculature of the synovial lining. It is delivered to the affected shoulder artery/arteries via a standard microcatheter through radial or femoral artery access.

CranMed Frozen Shoulder
before and after embolisation

Arterial Embolization

Embolization continues until the ‘blush’ seen at the arrow tips (see image A) is eliminated and the native vessels remain patent. This embolization is sufficient to disrupt the inflammatory cascade, immediately reduce pain and help restore significant movement to the shoulder joint.

CrannMed has FDA breakthrough status for the use of SakuraBead in this application.