A 26-year-old female asked:
6wks since arthroscopy removed large medial plica. Knee is catching under scar for split second and giving way-so painful.Why is this happening?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Cusick answered
8 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Scar tissue: After your surgery, more scar tissue can form. I would recommend aggressive massage, heat and/or ice, topical ointments, and less activity for a little while. The giving way is a reflex to sudden pain in your knee. If these don't help your catching, injections or physical therapy may help.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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