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Breaking Up Scar Tissue After A Knee Surgery
Yes: Adhesions can develop after a knee surgery which limit motion and can be removed (typically arthroscopically), however the reason for stiffness should be fully evaluated before considering this. Most common causes are malpositioned acl graft or inappropriate size or position of total knee components. If this is the case revision of the primary procedure is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more
How long do it take for the scar tissue to breakup and dissolve. After arthroscopic knee surgery on the minicus?
A long time: Some people lay down more scar tissue than others. This can lead to stiffness and slower recovery. "breaking up" scar tissue is trying to stretch it out so it doesn't impede progress. This can take months and may not be complete. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had knee surgery and have three scars, it's been 5 weeks and I've been told to use Micropore tape to minimize scarring. How do I apply and remove?
@ 5 weeks it won't -: -help, the skin healing is done. Some people just have wider scars than others. ...Read more
I had knee surgery a month ago to reconstruct my acl. Was wondering if there is anything i can apply to lighten the scar mark.
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No: Surgery may be required but some times the scar tissue can be loosened with physical therapy and exercise. I would recommend you start with evaluation with a orthopedic doctor and instruction on proper exercises. ...Read more
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The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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