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Category Archives for Knee Stiffness

Surgical Treatments for Established Arthrofibrosis: Salvage or Cure?

Arthrofibrosis is the consequence of fibrotic tissue that occurs as a result of knee injury or surgery of some sort, most commonly associated with Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, but may occur with any invasive procedure of the knee such as Total Knee Replacement. Arthrofibrosis may result in significant disability to those patients who have […]

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My Arthrofibrosis Story

My life in retrospect is divided into segments of “before the accident” and “after the accident” as it was a defining time in my life, with longstanding repercussions.I was very active, a dancer, a runner – a life no one would describe as sedentary as it is now. I had always led a dynamic lifestyle, […]

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Cyclops lesion after ACL reconstruction

The mythical ‘Cyclops’ creatures had an eye in the centre of their forehead. The ‘cyclops’ lesion that we refer to in the knee is a fibrous nodule, resembling an eyeball, localised to the middle of the rounded part of the femur, and obscuring the notch area and cruciate ligaments. It forms in relation to damage […]

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Why do so many knee replacement patients end up with a stiff knee?

It’s common for the knee replacement patient to have to wait many years before undergoing their surgery because the classical wisdom is that the knee replacement will eventually wear out sufficiently to require revision, so the longer it can be put off the smaller the likelihood of such a revision becoming necessary. By the time […]

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