A 26-year-old member asked:
how soon can a knee manipulation be done if the previous one failed?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Soon: It can be done within a month if the doctor can justify it to the insurance company.
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Sports Medicine 24 years experience
May not be effective: Depends on why the knee is stiff, post surgery or trauma. If previous manipulation failed, may need surgical release which could be arthroscopic or open.
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I'd like to know any side effects for knee manipulation. Thanks?
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Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Discomfort: May be one of the few negative side effects. The potential for increased flexion and range of motion is high. The procedure is often done under general or epidural anesthesia.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Can a knee manipulation, be done twice?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Sometimes there are limited gains with the first manipulation. A second or more manipulation can be performed if the range of motion has not been restored to a normal or acceptable level. Discuss with your orthopedist. A scope may also be added to a manipulation to assist in scar removal.
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Last updated Aug 12, 2013
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