A 43-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
Answered on Sep 5, 2018
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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

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