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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 answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
It is ok: Your orthopedic surgeon would not suggest the surgery if it was not nessasary or dangerous.

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Last updated May 6, 2015

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