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A 57-year-old female asked:

i had a total knee replacement. i had two manipulations under anesthesia which worked for me. but i still can't bendor straighten my left leg. what should i do?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Manipulation: Likely scar formation with synovitis. May be related to effort, motivation, muscle inhibition, implant positioning, effusion, loosening, among others.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Talk to MD: If you still cannot bend your knee after two manipulations under anesthesia you need to talk to your surgeon.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See ortho: If you are still not better after two muas then you need to be re-evaluated by your orthopedist.

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Last updated Dec 18, 2018

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