What are the inflammatory and fibrotic processes associated with frozen shoulder syndrome (FSS) (adhesive capsulitis)?

Updated: Nov 12, 2020
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: S Ashfaq Hasan, MD  more...
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Following the synovial inflammatory process, a high number of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts suggest a fibrotic process in the capsule. The condition is thought to result from progressive fibrosis and eventual contracture of the capsule of the glenohumeral joint, which causes pain and stiffness.  [34, 35]


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