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?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 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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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 15 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.
14 viewsAnswered Jan 02, 2021
Last updated Jan 2, 2021
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