An Overview of Arthrofibrosis Surgery
Arthrofibrosis of the knee can be caused by previous injury or knee surgery. Scar tissue is formed inside the joint which causes shrinkage and tightening of the knee joint’s capsule. The knee joint stiffens up and the range of motion is decreased. If aggressive stretching and exercises in physical therapy do not help, the knee can be manipulated under anesthesia in order to tear the internal scar tissue. Ultimately an arthroscopic removal of the internal scarring, known as arthrofibrosis surgery, can be performed by Dr. Peter Millett.