LOA is an abbreviation of 'lysis of adhesions'.

 

Surgical removal of adhesions

The procedure relates to removal of adhesions or scar tissue locking up the joint. Modern instruments use radio frequency or laser to allow scar tissue to be easily broken down - it looks like the tissue is melting.

Synonyms: 
lysis of adhesions
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An overview of the common surgical managements for arthrofibrosis, and their effectiveness.

Arthroscopic surgery (for arthrofibrosis)

Part 7 of a course by Dr Frank Noyes on Arthrofibrosis.
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