Knees clunking due to scar tissue?

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I had bilateral tkr almost two years ago. One did well, the other has always given me problems. Both knees still clunck but the bad knee clunks and is extremely tight and feels like a wire is wrapped around it and has lost rom. My surgeon says it is called a PATELLA CLUNK which is caused by scar tissue. He will be removing the scar tissue in two weeks. Has anyone had success with scar tissue removal. I have always heard it just grows back. Also he said infection is a fear in removing scar tissue. Just looking for advice. THANKS!

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    Patellar Clunk Syndrome is a painful condition associated with a mechanical catching or clunking during active extension following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The syndrome is caused by growth of interposing soft tissue usually at the superior pole of the patella. This interposed soft tissue cannot be visualized on plain radiographs.

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    I had a scope and manipulation done at 7 months po, and it was fine for awhile, but the scar tissue has grown back and ROM has gone down once again. I may have to have it done again...

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