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Forum Name: Joint surgery

Question: Scar tissue following meniscectomy

 austinite_03 - Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:59 pm

I had a total meniscectomy in early January. I have since lost a good deal of flexion in my knee (my maximum flexion is 125 degrees). My physical therapist says that scar tissue has built up, which is causing my difficulties bending my knee. What should I ask my doctor with regards to overcoming this problem? I don't want this to be a permanent condition.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:23 pm

User avatar Hello,
The first thing to ask the orthopedist is whether the knee was flexed fully intraoperatively after the meniscectomy - it probably was.
Also, ask the ortho doc if the meniscus would develop scar tissue - I do not think it typically does.
Sometimes adhesions develop and can restrict range of motion. Again ask your physician about this.
Let us know how it goes.
Take care.

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