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A Google search led me to this site. Just thought I'd see how many have had multiple manipulations? I had my tkr in July of 2016. I had previously had four other surgeries including 2 scopes and 2 fully opened operations. A Bi-compartmental replacement and an ACI procedure. (Autologous chondrocyte implantation) I knew something wasn't right within a day or two after the tkr as I couldn't straighten my leg. Doctor said it was typical and with therapy it would improve. It didn't. I had an inpatient mua in October and I felt better for a day or two. That was about it. Within two weeks at the end of pt stretching, the straightest the therapist could get me with a lot of force was 17 degrees. I had a scope in January where the doctor said he removed a lot of scar tissue. Again, I only had improvement for a short time. At this point, my leg feels like it's fairly straight, or I've gotten use to it. I can only bend it to about 85-90 degrees though. I had a second manipulation on Thursday. Felt good for about a day, but I can tell that it's already stiffening up. I had physical therapy a few hours after the manipulation and it looked promising. By the time I had therapy on Friday I was already considerably more limited. I'm wondering if there's anyone else out there that has had similar issues and if there are any recommendations. While searching Google, it would appear that the condition is arthrofibrosis. There's only a handful of doctors in the US that specialize in it and of course none of them are anywhere near me. Ideas?
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