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Nov 13, 2019 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I waited a year and a half in pain and told i had to try harder to break scar tissue and had a manipulation. Sought another opinion and found after revision that i had the wrong fit plus alignment. I am almost a year post surgery and while my range of motion is compromised because of the first surgery, i am no longer in pain. I found it difficult to find someone who would see me but by the grace of god, the doctor who agreed to see me did revisions all the time. You deserve and should not give up on another opinion.

May 14, 2019 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Wonderful news!!! As someone who experienced the same situation, i know the feeling. I am 4 months post op and as i know i will never get the range of motion i thought i would with first surgery, i am pain free and working hard daily to do what i have been told will help me after 3 sessions of PT and now on my own.

Mar 26, 2019 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

First I want to reply to the question, could I sue? Probably so if I wanted to go through that but I haven’t felt the energy to go through that process. My first surgery was June 15th 2017, second surgery December 10th 2018. .i I had one MUA which I was told he got me to 130 ROM. After months of Pt I could only get to about 110 at Pt but it would never hold. I was lucky to be ay 90 thereafter until my second surgery. I was never without pain that year and one half. The final suggestion was maybe I could have arthroscopic surgery to remove scar tissue with another manipulation . At my pre op appointment I canceled the surgery as I was frustrated with the surgeon and his opinion of the success of this procedure.
I understand your frustration with getting an appointment with another surgeon. I have been told you can continue to increase ROM up to a year and I am guessing since you are only at 4 months, they may consider it is too soon.

I tried getting in with other doctors but they didn’t want to do revisions. Finally the doctor who did my surgery agreed to see me and I didn’t know at the time he was known for doing revisions so that might be what you need to research. I believe that after reviewing my file forwarded to him and extensive questioning of my experience and examination he then told me he didn’t think it was scar tissue only but the fit. After surgery he said I had little scar tissue but he removed it and it was the fit. I know this is quite lengthy but I want to explain to you my total experience. I hope it helps.
I know we want to see more progress but it is a slow process and we get tired of hearing we need to be patient!

Mar 25, 2019 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Your experience is exactly like mine. I too was told this is the last thing i can do for you. I finally got a second opinion. That surgeon did my revision. I was being treated for scar tissue when in fact it was the original orthopedic inserted the wrong size.
I am post op 3 months and have continued with PT RELIGIOUSLY. Revions take longer to recover from which can be frustrating at times, but you will be happy with the results. Just remember that you need to be patient. I wish you a full and total recovery.

Mar 7, 2019 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Has anyone mentioned you may have the wrong fit? I had a revision 3 months ago after a year and one half of misery, pain, limp etc. I also did extensive PT, hoping it would be better and also I was told my problem was scar tissue and given exercises for that.
My revision doctor thought probably my fit was wrong and that was the problem plus tibia was slightly crooked and had to be filed down. Minimal scar tissue but he removed it as well.
I don’t know if any of this is helpful but I feel the revision was worth it, best of luck

Jan 25, 2019 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

The above describes exactly what happened to me. Six weeks post op from revision and so happy I sought out a second opinion as my original surgeon was treating me for scar tissue and never mentioned another possibility. Said he did his part well and it was now up to me to break the scar tissue. I know it can be hard to find someone who will take you as a patient but what I learned is there are doctors who specialize in revisions. I just got lucky I know as I was turned down by two doctors but don’t give up and know what this person above explained that the fit can be the culprit.

Dec 20, 2018 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I would google using words like revision and orthopedic in your area. Once I started through the list I could see in their bio and comments that they do revisions. It is a speciality of sorts. I was told many orthopedic in the area send their problem patients to my surgeon. I also called the PT I worked with my first round and asked her if she or co workers had any names of surgeons who had sent clients to them after revisions. That was where I first got the name of my surgeon

Dec 19, 2018 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I have been hesitant to write as I am 10 days post op of revision of left TKR. Initial surgery was June 2017. I wrote on here about three month# post op. I was being treated for scar tissue. After extensive physical therapy there was no change. In March this year I had a manipulation. Two weeks post op, back to the same. Doctor wanted me to work harder on scar tissue by doing lunges with left foot on first step of step stool or just a step, pushing forward with all my might, taking 2 10 mg Percocet and 800m ibuprofens at least 3 times a day. After 2 months I got nowhere so the plan was another manipulation arthroscopically and removal of scar tissue. Post op appointment was not to my liking as he told my daughter who was with me, most people go back to where they were.
I canceled my surgery as this was not convincing me I had a chance.

I started my search for a second opinion. By the grace of god, I am sure, I got an appointment with orthopedic who does revisions. He told me at first appointment that he didn’t think my problem was scar tissue. He felt there was a problem with the fit or other possibilities.
He found multiple problems and fixed them all. Fit being one of them and the straightness of cut on tibia that needed shaving.
After surgery I had full extension and have maintained it. PT has been to my home twice and I can see some flexion happening.

My point of writing this is the value of a second opinion and finding a doctor who accepts the challenge of wanting to help you. I was turned away by two other Orthopaedic who did not want to take on what someone else started. My doctor is known for doing revisions
Like many of you I lived with pain and fear of addiction.

Feel free to respond and I will do my best to help if I can.