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It has been 3 years since ACL reconstruction and build up of scar tissue is annoying. Any way to get rid of it without surgery?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not likely

While the symptoms of scar tissue, such as pain or restriction in motion, may be treated with multiple nonoperative modalities, it is unlikely anything short of surgery will remove or lessen scar tissue that has been there following a procedure done three years ago.
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In brief: Not likely

While the symptoms of scar tissue, such as pain or restriction in motion, may be treated with multiple nonoperative modalities, it is unlikely anything short of surgery will remove or lessen scar tissue that has been there following a procedure done three years ago.
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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: At 3 years....no

It is very difficult to get rid of scar tissue that far out.
You can undergo a manipulation to help with motion (ie sedation and movement of your knee) or arthroscopy to debride the scar tissue. Success is probably >70%.

In brief: At 3 years....no

It is very difficult to get rid of scar tissue that far out.
You can undergo a manipulation to help with motion (ie sedation and movement of your knee) or arthroscopy to debride the scar tissue. Success is probably >70%.
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
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