Hi. I am stuck at 90 degrees 6 months after knee replacement. Had an x-ray 2 days ago and the radiologist said there is evidence of heterotopic ossification, or bone growth where it's not supposed to happen. Surgeon said it was significant scarring and that I might need a revision with surgical removal of scars. Has anyone else had this happen to them post-knee replacement? I am wondering about options. While I can at least sit with much less pain, all the things I used to enjoy doing are now impossible (cycling, hiking).
Here's the backstory. I had a TKR in April at Mayo. Surgery went well and minimal post-surgical complications other than pain, stiffness and a large hematoma in the knee capsule. ROM was never more than 60 degrees flexion and 12 degrees extension. Had 2 manipulations under anesthesia and while they each increased flexion, the knee has remained stiff with a max flexion of 90 degrees when not under anesthesia. Have been going to PT since release from hospital after surgery. The PT started with brute force, bending the knee until I yelled. Not much success there. Now we are doing a lot of massage on quads and hamstrings to loosen the muscles, which has been much more successful.
Thanks in advance!