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A 26-year-old member asked:

how soon can a knee manipulation be done if the previous one failed?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Soon: It can be done within a month if the doctor can justify it to the insurance company.
Dr. James Farmer
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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A male asked:

I'd like to know any side effects for knee manipulation. Thanks?

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Dr. James Henning
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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can a knee manipulation, be done twice?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
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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