International Adhesions Society



3 smiling women Welcome to the IAS website! Our mission is to provide information to both patients and doctors on adhesions, Adhesion Related Disorder (ARD), Complex Abdomino-Pelvic and Pain Syndrome (CAPPS), their treatment and prevention.

Here is a forum for support of patients suffering from pain and other discomforts brought on by their condition. We wholeheartedly support research into the treatment and prevention of adhesive disorders.

  • Begin with our Patient's Guide
  • Read the results of our research into Disorders of Adhesions or Adhesions-related Disorder: monolithic entities or part of something bigger --CAPPS?
  • Interact on our Message Board
  • Read our latest News


Chronic Pain Patients, Concerned About National Cold Turkey, Submit Own Data Challenging FDA’s Proposed Opioid Policy

International Adhesions Society (IAS) Research Study on Opioid Use in Chronic Pain

Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain Saved From Possible Extinction after Agreement to Revise Government Report: Hopes International Adhesions Society

New Device Dramatically Reduces Pain in Chronic Pelvic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis Patients, Finds Clinical Study Presented to the International Pelvic Pain Society

KevMed™ Prepares to Introduce Novel Device for Pelvic Pain & Interstitial Cystitis as US Distributor of PainShield®

"IAS Working Brings Results - KevMed LLC formed to help ARD patients"

"SprayShield: Approval Status, Clinical Trials, Reasons for Delay Patient Posts. Maker not seeking FDA approval & European clinical study planned"



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