Arthrofibrosis is a form of orthopedic disorder that develops mainly in the knee joint. This condition is caused commonly due to the formation of scar tissue in the knee joint following an injury or a major surgical operation on the knee, such as knee replacement surgery.
Scar tissue forming due to Arthrofibrosis in the knee results in the causing stiffness and restricting the range of motion of the affected knee. If left untreated for long, this condition may also permanent disability in the affected knee.
Arthrofibrosis is a rare orthopedic disorder and usually develops initially as stiffness in the knee joint. This stiffness may be there for a few weeks to a few years and become more noticeable during exercise or any similar physical activity.
These are the commonly seen signs and symptoms of Arthrofibrosis:
The severity of the knee injury is what mainly decides the development of this disorder or due to the length of the surgery. The longer the knee is kept immobile for surgery, the greater is the risk for acquiring Arthrofibrosis. Hence, it is important to keep the knee in frequent moving position during a major knee surgery.
Arthrofibrosis can be treated using various methods however the doctor will take into consideration certain factors before advising on the best-suited treatment method in your particular case.
These are the common treatment methods for Arthrofibrosis:
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