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A 44-year-old female asked:

Does having an mri of the knee show scar tissue that has be built up? what do they do for arthofibrosis of the knee is surgery required?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: With these kinds of symptoms and their persistent nature, it's best if you see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, possibly run some tests and let you know what's going on.
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
MRI is key: Mri is very helpful in evaluation of knee soft tissue injury including evaluation of ligaments, tendons as well as menisci. It can also visualize scar and post surgical knee abnormalities. After the MRI results, if abnormal, you should discuss further treatment with an orthopedist or sports medicine physician.
Last updated Nov 21, 2016

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