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Dr. Gregory Carolan
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
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Can scar tissue be removed after having knee surgery?

Dr. Gregory Carolan
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
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Can scar tissue be removed after having 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 more

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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more


Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
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How long do it take for the scar tissue to breakup and dissolve. After arthroscopic knee surgery on the minicus?

Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
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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 more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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?

Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
49 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Rashid Khan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Rashid Khan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
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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.

Scar reducing gel: Tthere are several scar reducing gels are available over-the-counter one of them called mederma. If these gels don't help then consult a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Jessica Allan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
18 years in practice
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I have sharp pains in my (L) knee when i'm walking and sitting. i had knee surgery last yr. it hurts where my incision scars are. anything i can do.

Dr. Jessica Allan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have sharp pains in my (L) knee when i'm walking and sitting. i had knee surgery last yr. it hurts where my incision scars are. anything i can do.

Followup with ORTHO: The Orthopedic surgeon who operated on your knee last year knows your case and your knee, can evaluate the incision scar. After one year the scar should have healed. ...Read more

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Dr. David Levens
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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Can I used a silicon sheeth to help the scar from total knee surgery?

Dr. David Levens
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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Can I used a silicon sheeth to help the scar from total knee surgery?

Yes: Silicone topical either as a gel or in the form of a sheet is a very helpful treatment for early scars. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Board Certified, American Board of Phlebology
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How to break up scar tissue in the knee? Is surgery the only option?

Dr. Thomas Wright
Board Certified, American Board of Phlebology
24 years in practice
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How to break up scar tissue in the knee? Is surgery the only option?

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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Dr. Shaun Machen
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How do you break up scar tissue in your knee? I never had surgery just a minor tear in patella.

Dr. Shaun Machen
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
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Vitamin E Oil: Scar massage with vitamin e oil or cream can help to reduce scars on the skin. Scarring within the knee itself will respond to range of motion exercises and stretching. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How to remove internal knee surgery scarring?

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How to remove internal knee surgery scarring?

Motion and therapy: Internal scar formation can occur after significant injury or surgery. If the scar formation cannot be overcome with standard motion and strengthening surgery (and perhaps local steroid injection), an arthrscopic lysis of adhesions may become warranted. Discuss options with your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is it ok to get surgery on my knee 3 years after i injured it? Will there be complications? What about any scar tissue that has formed?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Orthopedic surgeon: This is a question that requires physical examination, radiographic study and careful history taking. That would determine appropriateness for surgical procedure, which procedure is recommended and based on that - possible complications. If the knee has a significant but repairable injury - an orthopedic surgeon would be able to advise you about surgery. ...Read more

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