New pain 10 months post op Arthofibrosis causing it?

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I'm 10 months post of RTKR had MUA at 8 weeks. 5 months post op I was told I have severe arthofibrosis. I had learned to live with it and most days my knee is swollen some, especially after work.I have an appointment to see my surgeon on Friday for x-rays. The past couple of weeks I have noticed my knee is clunking again and now I'm having some sharp pains again off and on. It started after I walked a mile in sandals. I've been active the past few months. I mow the lawn. tend to the garden. Go walking. I'm hopeful it's just mad from using it more. It's been warm to the touch since the surgery, but not red or rash or any fever. I'm not sick. I'm wondering if maybe I broke up some more scar tissue on my own or maybe I have more scar tissue now. I was doing better( as I never got full ROM back), so doctor doesn't think it's an infection, but will look into that on Friday. I don't know how I would have gotten an infection now anyway. Anyone have any thoughts or words of wisdom?

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    Hi Angel, good that you're seeing your surgeon this week.  Fot me the sharp pains are the nerves knitting back up again.  In regards to a possible infection surgeons can either be of the school of thought that you need to vigorously treat any possible infections, even a cat scratch or dental issues with antibiotics. forever.  Others don't seem to believe that.  Please let us know how you go when you see your surgeon.

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    Also  - my doctor checks my inflammation levels (blood test) to check if it's an infection.  

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    It is still healing...I understand scar tissue continue to tear, stretch for ages, so I would have thought your own theory is right. Plus maybe your sandals not best for walking in...may still need better cushioning and support? But I am not a professional of course, that's just my gut instinct!

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