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What are the causes of stiffness after a total knee replacement?
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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Causes of stiffness following knee replacement include scar tissue formation, component size and position among many factors.
However, the most important factor is the patient's preoperative motion (i.e. Preoperative stiffness is likely going to lead to less than optimal postoperative motions).

In brief: Depends
Causes of stiffness following knee replacement include scar tissue formation, component size and position among many factors.
However, the most important factor is the patient's preoperative motion (i.e. Preoperative stiffness is likely going to lead to less than optimal postoperative motions).
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
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Dr. John Dearborn
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on when
Early the causes are many, typically swelling and pain.
After 3 months the major cause is scar tissue formation.

In brief: Depends on when
Early the causes are many, typically swelling and pain.
After 3 months the major cause is scar tissue formation.
Dr. John Dearborn
Dr. John Dearborn
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Scar tissue
Rehab after a total knee replacement is a race between the formation of scar tissue and achieving appropriate range of motion.
Appropriate pain control is essential to help you win this race.

In brief: Scar tissue
Rehab after a total knee replacement is a race between the formation of scar tissue and achieving appropriate range of motion.
Appropriate pain control is essential to help you win this race.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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