Hi Trinity and Babycake
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Also Babycake, I strongly advise you to not let this doctor do anymore MUAs or anything else, such as a TKR, for that matter, until you can see Dr Eakin. The experts say MUAs should not be done beyond the 2- 3 week period post-op. After that, scar tissue starts to become fiberous and less pliable, then they need to be done with a scope for LOA first then gentle
MUA. An MUA causes micro tears to tissues, which causes inflammation to increase in the form of swelling, heat,and pain. Your knee is in a very traumatized condition right now so making gains in flexion will be difficult. You need to ice your knee as much as possible and keep it elevated above your heart. Make sure you do patella mobes many times a day, quad sets, SLRs. Use the protocol I posted a link to.
When you speak to Dr Eakins office, they will probably ask you to send copies of your medical record, such as Dr Notes, op reports, MRI, xrays and any scans.
The poster Juneau, traveled from Alaska to see Dr Eakin.
There is a Dr Jason Dragoo, at Stanford Medical Center/Hospita, near Palo Alto. He did his fellowship under Dr Steadman of Vail and wrote 3 articles on arthrofibrosis. I do not know of anyone seeing him, so we have no feedback for this Dr's experience and success. Here are some of his articles.http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/ortho/frdActionServlet?choiceId=showPublication&pubid=13958956&fid=6975
Award-Winning Studies by California Surgeons and Residents” . 1992-1993 Rehabilitation Specialist . “Long-term results of arthroscopic resection of the . “ Arthroscopic Releases for Arthrofibrosis" J Am Acad Orthop Surg. . Human Stem Cells, 2001 Annual American Orthopaedic Association Meeting, West Palm Beach,
Chen M, Dragoo JL. “Arthroscopic Releases for Arthrofibrosis" J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011 Nov;19(11):709-16.
Steadman JR, Dragoo JL, Briggs KK, Hines SL. (2008). “Arthroscopic release for symptomatic scarring of the anterior interval of the knee.” Am J Sports Med. Sept; 36(9), pages 1763-9.
Finding a Dr who has experience with arthrofibrosis is very difficult, that's why the list of doctors is so limited. The doctors on that list have been used by forum posters