Treatment options for knee arthrofibrosis
I had a severe knee injury due to a car accident ~14 years ago. At the time, my Patellar Tendon was ruptured along with my ACL, PCL and MCL. My LCL remained intact.
My Patellar tendon was repaired first, however after the repair I needed to keep my knee immobile for 6 weeks. During that time Arthrofibrosis set in. There was one manipulation done to break up scar tissue but it returned and the cavity in my knee joint is filled with scar tissue. The ligaments have never been repaired.
I worry that my knee stability will lead to excessive wear on the joint and requiring knee replacement surgery at a young age. I don't currently have pain in the knee but I do have limited motion. Thankfully, I can get about 100 degrees of flexion so it's not limiting in normal, day to day life.
I'm wondering if there have been any advances in scar tissue treatment, what options currently exist for treatment, and if it would be worthwhile to pursue a consult with a specialist. I currently live in the Minnesota but would travel for treatment.
I sincerely appreciate any advice on this