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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?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
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.
Answered on Nov 21, 2016
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
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.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Have you: Have you had injury or surgery on your knee? It will show abnormalities but discuss with your orthopedist.

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