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knee replacement scar tissue manipulation

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terence Grogan
25 years experience Family Medicine
It varies: It also depends on what you mean by recover. If you mean up walking on your own without assistance and no walker or cane probably 6-8 weeks. Depend ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Few weeks: It depend how much scar tissue were taken out, it take about 4 -12 weeks.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies with healing: Most surgeons prefer to allow the surgical scars to mature for several months to identify areas of problem scars versus those that mature and become l ... Read More
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Dr. Greg Sexton
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
6-12 weeks: It depends on what was done. You should ask your surgeon.
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Dr. James McClurg
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The : The stiffness to the knee is either a mechanical problem with the prosthesis such as overstuffing or adhesions of the vastus intermedius which is one ... Read More
Dr. Charles Jr. Engh
36 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Probably: Current evidence is that arthroscopic treatment for post knee replacement stiffness is at best an unpredictable treatment. Once other causes such as ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You're right: It absolutely can recur. Immediate post-op continuous motion of the knee is the best way to prevent recurrence. Try to regain as much range of motio ... Read More
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Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
I : I think this is more of an orthopedic question. I would ask this one again under that category. I hope that helps.
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Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Scar tissue : See your operating orthopedist. He is the only one that can help. Good L
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Dr. Erik Voogd
20 years experience Pain Management
Reaction to sutures?: It is possible that you are having a reaction to your underlying sutures which is not entirely uncommon. You may notice them starting to "spit". While ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
35 years experience Family Medicine
Skin discoloration: It is normal for you to get bruising around the knee following joint replacement. If you are concerned about the scar itself thats a different issu ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Another option: I am not directly responding to your question. But I wanted to bring up option of acupuncture to reduce scar.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Scarring: Hoffa's fat pad is fatty tissue under the kneecap. Scarring of this tissue can occur after types of injury and, I assume, after surgical procedures. T ... Read More
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