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A 44-year-old female asked:

where is anterior scar tissue? should it be removed in the knee? i had surgery over a year ago for plica and partial chondroplasty? help

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Anterior: Anterior is the description of the anatomical position which means in the front, as opposed to posterior, meaning behind. So your imaging description, typically MRI will often use these terms to explain the anotomy visulaized.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Between portals: Scar tissue can form deep to the patellar tendon, within the fat pad that lies between the two anterior portals in the front of your knee. Though nonoperative treatment and physical therapy is preferred, repeat surgery to release and debride the irregular tissue is ocassionally indicated to regain motion and decrease pain.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Agree with the post. PT is preferred a year out a repeat scope can be considered, with the understanding that scar tissue can recur
Jun 8, 2013
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Scars or keloids on : Incision site may happen after a procedure and unfortunately some people are more prone than others. It's best to leave them alone but u can have them remove for cosmetic reasons. There's no guarantee though that it won't come back. Take care!
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Post op changes: Assume MRI suggested this diagnosis. Typical after this sort of surgery. Suggest good trial with pt as further surgery will create more scar tissue. See your ortho surgeon again if you haven't been there lately.

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