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Offline jaymes

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can scars cause heavy feeling in your knee joint?
« on: February 02, 2022, 09:02:25 AM »
I know that they can cause a tight feeling when your knee is straightened but how about a heavy feeling?

Like scars caused by knee arthroscopy

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Re: can scars cause heavy feeling in your knee joint?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2022, 10:57:48 AM »
Any swelling or scar tissue that impacts ROM or the sensation in the joint could make it feel heavy or tight.
Unfortunately, once you’ve had surgery, the knee will likely never feel the same as pre op (or the unoperated knee). If pain is gone, function is good and ROM is full, that’s a good surgical outcome. Any surgery will lead to some scar tissue formation for example where the matrimony’s have been inserted and the portals have healed. If there’s fluid, ice can help. Massage soon after surgery can help but you’ll likely never get rid of it completely, like any scar following injury (the scalpel and instruments have essentially caused injury)
« Last Edit: February 02, 2022, 11:01:13 AM by vickster »
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