Which medications are used postoperatively for 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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Most patients with adhesive capsulitis use either an anti-inflammatory medication or a short course of an oral corticosteroid. Occasionally, patients may require medication for pain. A chronic-pain medication such as gabapentin or amitriptyline is preferred for these symptoms.


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