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LucyAVT posted:
I had a FKR done May of 2011 & went in June 2011 for a knee manipulation because of the scar tissue built up & I couldn't move my leg.
My surgeon wants to do another knee manipulation because the scar tissue is messing w/ my range of motion & I've lost strength in my quad.
I don't want to have any more knee manipulations at all & I want to get my range of motion back.
Can I use the Rumble Roller to break up & distribute the scar tissue so I don't have to have the manipulation?
What else can I do to help prevent the build up of more scar tissue?
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Bal M Rajagopalan, MD responded:
Hello,


This far out the Rumble Roller won't work. A manipulation won't work. You will need an open revision as there is a mechanical reason for the decrease in your range of motion.
DR RAJ MD,FRCSC
www.drhipandknee.com
 
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LucyAVT replied to Bal M Rajagopalan, MD's response:
I had the knee manipulation the 6 of April, but now my ROM is at 90 degrees.
I'm going to pt because the sergeon wants my ROM at 115.
Any suggestions?
 
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Bal M Rajagopalan, MD replied to LucyAVT's response:
Hello Lucy,


This doesn't sound good. If your ROM is still 90, there are intrinsic mechanical reasons of why your knee is stiff. You may need a revision to get more flexion.
DR RAJ MD,FRCSC
www.drhipandknee.com


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