A 27-year-old female asked:
is it ok to get surgery on my knee 3 years after i injured it? will there be complications? what about any scar tissue that has formed?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Orthopedic surgeon: This is a question that requires physical examination, radiographic study and careful history taking. That would determine appropriateness for surgical procedure, which procedure is recommended and based on that - possible complications. If the knee has a significant but repairable injury - an orthopedic surgeon would be able to advise you about surgery.
5226 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
It is ok: Your orthopedic surgeon would not suggest the surgery if it was not nessasary or dangerous.
5226 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 6, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.