Arthrofibrosis: Evaluation, Prevention, and Treatment
Techniques in Knee Surgery, 06/08/2012
Creighton R et al. – Loss of motion of the knee is a challenging dilemma to both the patient and the treating physician. The causes of arthrofibrosis are many but can usually be traced to a traumatic event, intra–articular/ligament knee surgery, knee arthroplasty, and possibly sepsis. Prevention is the best form of treatment, but when this entity does present, early recognition and a supervised physical therapy program are often successful. If conservative treatment fails, operative intervention is warranted.