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Nov 12, 2016 · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

I went to tje Mayo on Wednesday. They took a lot of x-rays and I had bloodwork done before talking witj the surgeon. We had a long discussion and tje surgeon’s recommendation was that we don’t do any further surgery. He asked if i would be willing to go through the surgery to improve my ROM by 10 degrees and I said no. He explained that with each surgery my expectation for reaching full ROM would be decreased and the risk would be higher.my problem is the rapid growth of scar tissue that blocks my ROM. He explained that the Mayo has a research team working on tjat issie but it is unlikely to be available in my lifetime..So, with the expectation of a low expectation of success with high risk, I decided to forego surgery. I am not disapointed. My surgeon who performed my last 3 surgeries was ready to do number 4. I even had a date scheduled. Think how disappointed I would be if I had number 4, another 3 months of PT, several months of pain to end up right where I am now. At least now I can go on without the surgery and not second guess myself. I am at peace with the decision and will return to the Mayo next year for a followup. I hope the rest of you have successful outcomes or are able to resolve your issues in some other way. Best wishes.

Oct 19, 2016 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

You were the fortunate one. Some of us have scar tissue so extensive they have to open the wound, remove the plastic spacer, cut out the scar tissue, and put you back together. My last surgery for removing scar tissue was longer than TKR surgery. Then, it all grew back again.

Oct 18, 2016 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

I just got my appointment at the Mayo Rochester for Nov 8th for testing and 9th for consultation and am thrilled. They already have my x-rays and last visit notes. I want to know specifically what surgery they would recommend and get their opinion on my own surgeons suggestion that he loosen the joint by removing the lower implant, removing some more tibia, and putting it back together. I already had 2 major surgeries to remove the scar tissue without any long term success. I have had some recent success with acupuncture to treat the constant pain I have had due to arthrofibrosis. The continual pain is gone but the underlying condition remains. I may consider revision surgery with a physical therapy regimen that includes acupuncture.

Oct 13, 2016 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

From the Outer Banks. My brother in law is Virgil Willis and owns Lee Robinson’s General Store in Hatteras Village. I was stationed in Buxton while in the Navy in the late 60’s. We love to go there from time to time. Small world.

Oct 13, 2016 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

I wish we had access to medical marijuana here in Virginia.

Oct 12, 2016 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

Thank you but I’ll wait to see what the Rochester Minnesota Mayo Clinic has to say.

Oct 11, 2016 · Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation in Joint Replacements

Mine is a long story like yours. Left TKR December 2013, 3 months PT and MUA March or April 2014, poor ROM due to excess scar tissue. Right TKR and Left revision to remove scar tissue Sept 2014 followed by 3 more months PT. Range of motion on right knee about 105 but left knee still 70 – 80 degrees. 2nd revision to remove scar tissue on left knee Dec 2015 followed by 3 more months of intensive PT. As PT went on my range of motion decreased due to growing scar tissue. My surgeon said there was no more they could do. Had my records sent to The Mayo Clinic late this Summer and they agreed to see me but I am on a waiting list. Since then my doctor has said that i have sufficient bone on my tibia to remove the lower implant, remove some tibia and loosen the joint and that might improve range of motion regardless of scar tissue. He came up with that idea after i had my records sent to The Mayo 🙂 Needless to say I’m not excited about that option and want to see the surgeon at The Mayo to see what option he has and ask if my surgeon’s suggestion makes sense. I am now trying acupuncture to see if that will help with the constant pain. It’s my last resort short of surgery.