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Jun 4, 2015 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

A revision is taking out the first knee replacement and putting in a second
one,but it is only done in cases of infection, improper selection of first
prosthetic (too large) or the surgery was not done correctly. It is a last
resort.

Jun 4, 2015 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

I went to Mayo clinic. It was a very short visit,they recommended a knee
revision. I declined as I have arthofibrosis,which is an uncommon amount of
scar tissue after trauma, like knee surgery. I did try ASTYM,was painful
for me and didn’t reduce the scar tissue. There is a site for ASTYM that is
in Indiana.

Sep 22, 2014 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

So sorry to hear this. I do believe they can fix the patella clunk, but if you can not have any more surgery, I Don\’t know. Dr Finn in Chicago deals with bone cancer patients, may be he can recommend something for you.FYI he comes off rather arrogant. But if you Google him, he has saved people\’s legs when other Dr wanted to amputate.

Sep 22, 2014 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

More aggressive PT only makes this condition worse. Trauma of any kind makes scar tissue reform. There is a site on FaceBook called Arthofibrosis What’s That? If you are on Face Book go to that group and join. You will get lots of info and experiences from others with the same condition. If that doesn’t work goggle Knee Geeks. Sorry you have this it is a nasty condition that has no treatment as of yet. I did get my extension back when I had the scar tissue removal at Rush Hospital in Chicago. Dr Bush-Joseph did mine. Great doctor unfortunately I did not get the bend, but I can walk pretty well. Another Dr you may want to try is Dr Henry Finn at The University of Chicago Bone and Joint Clinic. He has had some success with radiation before revision with a knee he developed, but he will cut the co lateral ligaments and put in a rotating hinge replacement. I have not yet decided to try that. Hope this helps.

Jun 26, 2013 · I have just gotten from my pain doctor an EMPI active tens in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I have just gotten from my pain doctor an EMPI active tens unit. I have tried everything that you have, I even had another Tens unit before, but this is really working to help stop the pain and heavy feeling. I don’t know why it is working but it is. Maybe you could get an RX from your DR to try it. It doesn’t change the range at all but just having that chronic pain gone is a huge relief after 4 years!!

Nov 17, 2012 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

Has anyone else had a similar experience. I am 3 years post op. I have had a MUA 3 months after first surgery. I had arthroscopic surgery 6 months later with some improvement, but 1 year later, pain and heaviness returned, has not gotten better. I have lost initial gains especially in bending my knee. it is a constant problem no orthopedic doctor seems to know what to do about it. I have had numerous PT visits, pool therapy and exercises,myofacial therapy, chiropractic therapy, ASTYM therapy,I am now wearing a steel brace for extra stability, but doctors can find nothing wrong with the original knee surgery?