A video from one of our courses, discussing those knee conditions that may be complicated by knee stiffness.
'Arthro' means 'joint' and 'fibrosis' means 'scarring'. Arthrofibrosis means internal scarring of the joint, with possible consequent stiffness.
Arthrofibrosis is a complication of knee injury or surgery where an excessive scar tissue response leads to painful restriction of knee motion, with scar tissue forming within the joint and soft tissue spaces and persisting despite routine rehabilitation exercises and stretches. The term may involve flexion loss, extension loss or both.
A discussion of the frustrations of patients who have experienced knee stiffness from arthrofibrosis after knee injury or surgery.
Transcription of this video
In most patients who are struggling to regain the range of motion of their knee, the whole thing started with a minor surgical procedure, and the patient is bewildered and groping to understand what’s going on.
Since patients generally have little anatomical...
Knee Arthrofibrosis: Everything You Need to Know to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Loss of Knee Motion After Injury or Surgery
This e-book is from two knee experts, offering detailed and practical protocols for recognition and management of this difficult knee complication.