San Antonio, TX
A member asked:

I had a patellofemoral ligament reconstruction of my left knee almost two years ago. i have now a huge ball of scar tissue. painful! the doctor told me by looking at the mri that i have a lot of scar tissue and i need a new surgery to ?

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Dr. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
Painful,scar: While surgery can remove the current scar tissue, the same process will also produce new scar tissue. Unless you had an infection or secondary problem that caused the excess scarring, I would have a Frank discussion with your surgeon about what steps can be taken to prevent a re occurrence. Range of motion, massage post heat can help,both current problem and post surgery ones as well. Good luck
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