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What are. The symptoms of having scar tissue in the front of the knee? Please explain

What are. The symptoms of having scar tissue  in the front of the knee? Please explain

Tightness & soreness: Usually after injury & scarring, the knee will feel tight to flexing & may be sore after use. If surgery or injury was involved, use of physical therapy may help free the knee to better movement. I would see an orthopedic surgeon or sport medicine physician to examine. Use of diagnostic ultrasound or MRI may be useful to identity scarring. ...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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What are the all the symptoms of having scar tissue in the knee? I looked on google but can't find what scar tissue looks like on a MRI ? Help

What are the  all the symptoms of having scar  tissue in the knee?  I looked on google but can't find what scar tissue looks like on a MRI ? Help

Symptoms Vary: Symptoms can range from no problems to a severely painful knee that will not bend. If you have had an mri, ask the ordering physician to review the results with you. A board certified orthopedic surgeon would be the most qualified physician to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have scar tissue in the knee after having plica removal or a partial chondroplasty? What are the symptoms of having scar tissue in kne

Is it normal to have scar tissue in the knee after having plica removal or a partial chondroplasty? What are the symptoms of having scar tissue in kne

Yes it is normal: All surgeries heal with some scar tissue the big ? Is how much and how "friendly" it will be
generally speaking it is not so much the scar tissue in the knee causing problems as it is other things going bad and causing problems such as progression of degenerative process
some people recover very rapidly form surg and others do not occasionally it is apparent as to why this is so others not. ...Read more

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Can your tibia bone feel unstable? What are the symptoms ? I had knee surgery for ACL trim and mensicus trim and scar tissue under the patella. Help

Can your tibia bone feel unstable? What are the symptoms ? 
I had knee surgery for ACL trim and mensicus trim and scar tissue under the patella. Help

Yes: Yes, you can definitely have some degree of instability in your knee/tibia, particularly if you have an "acl deficient" knee. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to to treat old scar tissue in knee cartilage? Can it be broken up? It was formed apparently from a kneecap dislocation.

Is it possible to to treat old scar tissue in knee cartilage? Can it be broken up? It was formed apparently from a kneecap dislocation.

Articular cartilage-: - does not heal if damaged it is replaced by a fibrocartilage which is rough and causes the noise U hear & feel when U flex & extend Ur knee. An arthroscopic procedure can shave the rough surfaces. Also if full thickness loss is present, the under surface of the patella can B drilled with multiple small holes so blood supply can help lay down fibro cartilage. Allignment may B needed 2 slow wear. ...Read more

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Per mri 2 seperate tears in meniscus, acl repair 20 years ago. scar tissue in knee, will it be more difficult to treat/fix knee? Im worried

Per mri 2 seperate tears in meniscus, acl repair 20 years ago. scar tissue in knee, will it be more difficult to treat/fix knee? Im worried

HealthTap Prime.: This question requires a conversation with a doctor who knows you well. This forum does not permit a full discussion of risks & benef- use HealthTap Prime or talk to the doctor who ordered the MRI to discuss the implications fully. Usually, scar tissue in the knee can lead to accelerated (sooner than expected) arthritis. Depending on ur health & overall condition, Orthopedics may treat it or oper8 ...Read more

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Is it common to have scar tissue removed from your knee? I was told I have a lot of it. Please help

Is it common to have scar tissue removed from your knee? I was told I have a lot of it. Please help

Yes, if its the only: Significant finding on the scope of the knee and if its causing problems, then removing the scar tissue would be the thing to do. ...Read more

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Why does scar tissue form in the knee?

Why does scar tissue form in the knee?

Attempts to Repair: Scar tissue results from your body's natural attempts to repair damage from injuries. Immobility may increase this, and physical therapy may be needed to counteract it. Your info indicates you've had some surgical procedures already, so your surgeon would be the best person to ask about your case. ...Read more

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What causes scar tissue to form in the knee?

What causes scar tissue to form in the knee?

Attempts to Repair: Scar tissue results from your body's natural attempts to repair damage from injuries. Immobility may increase this, and physical therapy may be needed to counteract it. Your info indicates you've had some surgical procedures already, so your surgeon would be the best person to ask about your case. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have scar tissue removal in the knee?

Is it normal to have scar tissue removal in the knee?

Yes, if its the only: Significant finding on the scope of the knee and if its causing problems, then removing the scar tissue would be the thing to do. ...Read more

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Can my knee get worse if i don't have plica/scar tissue removed?

Not necessarily: Plica is a normal structure
if injured or inflamed it may cause damage to the articular cartilage. Conservative rx is usually all it takes
surgery is effective if needed. ...Read more

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What causes scar tissue to form in the knee? Is it normal to get it removed? Please help

Injury/inflammation: Any injury or inflammation of the joint can produce fibrosis. Remov can actually cause more injury but is usually performed when pain is severe or impairs function. ...Read more

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Had scar tissue removed from my knee 4 weeks ago. Knee keeps swelling up, is this normal?

Had scar tissue removed from my knee 4 weeks ago. Knee keeps swelling up, is this normal?

"Reactive swelling": Are you walking around without a cane ????? Are you following your Orthopedist;s instructions? The swelling is normal after any arthroscopy! Usually a cane is recommended for a while!! Check with your surgeon! ...Read more

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Where is anterior scar tissue in your knee? Is scar tissue the same as having plica? Can plica grow back?

Where is anterior scar tissue in your knee? Is scar tissue the same as having plica? Can plica grow back?

Plica: Scar tissue and a plica are separate things. A plica is an embryological synovial (joint lining) tissue that can be symptomatic occasionally. Scar tissue is a repairative type of tissue that forms in response to trauma. ...Read more

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Is degenerative in the knee the same as scar tissue? I really need to know ifit is worth having scar tissue removal in the knee? Please help

Is degenerative in the knee the same as scar tissue? I really need to know ifit is worth having scar tissue removal in the knee? Please help

Degenerative Joints: Degenerative joints are joints that are wearing out. The cause can range from normal wear-and-tear to injury or arthritis. The normal response to any injury is the formation of scar tissue. This includes the injury from surgery. When the benefits of the surgery outweight the risks, then the surgery is worth having, . ...Read more

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Can scar tissue be removed after having knee surgery?

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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How do you get rid of scar tissue from stiches on knee?

How do you get rid of scar tissue from stiches on knee?

Scar creams/revision: Simple scar management includes scar care creams, silicone gel sheets and/or compression garments. Post surgical procedures like an amputation the tissue may need contouring or scar revision. See reconstructive surgeon along with your rehabilitation team. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of scar tissue is your knee?

What is the best way to get rid of scar tissue is your knee?

Depends: A consultation with an orthopedic surgeon is a good place to start. Mild scarring can remodel with appropriate range of motion exercises, and the risk of further injury reduced with strengthening. More involved scar tissue may benefit from operative intervention. Seek a board certified orthopedic surgeon in your area for specifics. ...Read more

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Does scar tissue in your knee show up on a mri? Please help

Does scar tissue in your knee show up on a mri?  Please help

It can: Depending on the amount of scar tissue and its location. Mri is excellent at looking at the soft tissues of the knee. If your knee clicks, a MRI will probably determine the cause if a physical examination cannot. ...Read more

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Does a MRI show scar tissue? If not what test shows it? On your knee

Does a MRI show scar tissue? If not what test shows it? On your knee

Yes: Hi FriendF,
MRI is the best imaging modality to see scar tissue in the knee. Scar tissue will show up as dark tissue or signal on the MRI. Scarring is most common to see on knee MR after surgery.
Hope this helps ...Read more

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Bite by dog just above my left knee 10 yrs ago. The scar hurts if pressure is put on it. Can scar tissue be removed?

Bite by dog just above my left knee 10 yrs ago. The scar hurts if pressure is put on it.  Can scar tissue  be removed?

Yes, sometimes: Has this been examined? It could even be something as bizarre as a broken tooth that has grown into the wound. If not, certain laser treatments can be effective. ...Read more

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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?

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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Is arthrofibrosis a serious condition? Does it require someone to have surgery to remove the scar tissue? My knee doesn't extend I am -11

Is arthrofibrosis a serious condition? Does it require someone to have surgery to remove the scar tissue? My knee doesn't extend I am -11

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How often is scar tissue removed from the knee? I have a hard time to bear weight on the leg because of pain can scar tissue mimic a displacement?

Time for MRI: Repeated injury will not necessarily help but when performed for the proper indications in a individual with functional impairment, scar tissue removal followed by a supervised course of physical therapy can help. It's probably best at this poi t for you to obtain an MRI from an orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more