A 43-year-old female asked:
On june 10 th i have knee replacement. my knee doesn't respond as well as i expect. it doesn't flex enough. i will have knee manipulation. what is this?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
Post surgical knee: Scar tissue that forms following surgery may prevent full range of motion. If physical therapy cannot resolve this, manual manipulation is performed to break the scar tissue
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Dr. Heidi Fowler commented
Psychiatry 27 years experience
I agree with Dr. Simon. Acupuncture can also be beneficial for this purpose. You may wish to discuss this option with your surgeon.
Oct 14, 2013
Dr. Alexander Sahanswered
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 16 years experience
Bending under anesth: Manipulation is bending the knee while the patient is under anesthesia. It breaks of scar tissue that has formed in the immediate postopoerative period and is limiting motion. Best results are achieved if it is performed in the first few months after surgery. Physical therapy and exercises are critical afterwards to maintain the flexion.
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Last updated Jan 2, 2021
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