Lysis of adhesions is the surgical procedure of breaking down the strands of material which can form inside the joint if the knee is inflamed; these strands are called 'adhesions'.


Patellar mobilisations

Simple but very important to prevent stiff knee after surgery.


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.

An 'interpretation' of a 1999 paper that gives a good overview of the subject of arthrofibrotic scarring in the knee.

An 'interpretation' of a 1994 article where the authors described their system of surgical management of arthrofibrotic scarring in the knee.

An 'interpretation' of a 1982 article, where the authors described their arthroscopic management of knee adhesions that were causing problems with range of movement.



Arthroscopic Lysis of Adhesions for Treatment of Post-traumatic Arthrofibrosis of the Knee Joint. Stiefel EC and McIntyre L. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Aug; 6(4): e939–e944.

Arthrofibrosis and patella baja - ebook



Kindle eBook - Authors: Frank Noyes & Sue Barber-Westin

Knee Arthrofibrosis: Everything You Need to Know to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Loss of Knee Motion After Injury or Surgery

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