@gutthookd @gatorgirl @dduke @exflyer
While I wouldn’t call it successful “long-term” relief from arthrofibrosis yet- I am now 10.5 weeks out from arthroscopic lysis of adhesions and still have the range of motion I left the surgery with and significant better function and dramatically less pain.
I have read my surgery report and a “significant” Amount of scar tissue was removed from both gutters, the superpatella pouch and some “notch” that was pulling down my kneecap. Basically, as near as I can tell – the new knee was encased in scar tissue and there was no way it was going to move on it’s own. I had the arthroscopic procedure 8 months after my TKR.
Mine normally shows up at about 6 weeks. I have an issue at one portal – but we have been able to minimize it so far.
This hasn’t been without a tremendous amount of effort in PT and I am doing 2 hours plus of active PT a day still. I only did the surgery because of the pain. If my ROM was limited but I had no pain – I would not have
This is my third round of battling arthrofibrosis in 3 different body parts. The knee is by far the worse pain wise. The abdominal one was far the scariest.
Anyway. -it can be successful. But you, your PT and your surgeon all need to be educated about it and on the same page about treatment.