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The scarring 'ties down' the patellar tendon, and makes the knee stiff.
In these three images below, of the...
This illustration is of the knee...
Part 6 of a course by Dr Frank Noyes on Arthrofibrosis
A very popular and comprehensive coverage of the topic of arthrofibrosis (internal scarring in the knee joint) from Dr Frank Noyes of the Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center.
Dr Peter Millett chats about his experience with infrapatellar contracture syndrome and the importance of recognising it early before the shortening of the patellar tendon becomes irreversible.
Dr Peter Millett discusses why knee surgeons need to be aware that arthrofibrotic scarring can occur in this area because of the position of their arthroscopic portals (cuts).