Re: Scar tissue in my ankle~get it removed?
If you are that comfortable with the dr. and you are ok with his decision, then I would do it. Your parents are right as far as problems setting in. Arthroscopic also allows the dr to look for any problems, torn ligaments for example , while cleaning out the scar tissue. Mine took all of 45 minutes to do the first time. ( I have had 2 arthroscopics, one in 96 and the other in 2002, the second was to do a synovectomy, I had synovitis bad ).
I am 33 now and have sprained my ankle over 200+ times. I had already sprained my ankle severely 3 and had 8 minor sprains before the dr I was seeing decided to try PT. If he had done this sooner, like after the first sprain, then I probably wouldn't be having these problems now. I had sprained it another couple of dozen times before I switched dr.s and that is when the first arthroscopic was done. I am extremely flexible and it is a hinderance. This next procedure is suppose to tighten up everything so my ankle won't roll. I am hoping that it will be my last.
Last edited by kfs333; 02-22-2004 at 06:26 PM.