Re: radiation therapy for arthrofibrosis of knee?
My doc has backed off the radiation therapy idea. I saw him last week, and he decided that when I have my second knee replaced in two months he will manipulate the knee he first did in August while I am under anesthesia. He normally does not do 2 manipulations on a knee. When I questioned him about radiation all he would say was that it was unproven, and that he reserved it for patients who had less flexion than I do. Gulp! That would be bad indeed, since I am at 106 and have been since November 1. I have better pain control now, but the knee still gets hot and very stiff, and whereas I had less pain with extension, now I get sharp pain sometimes when I go from a bent knee position to extension. Last night it came on when I stood up, and it was terrible.
I wish I could offer more info. The radiation therapy was mentioned to me without much detail and I haven't been able to find out more about it on line or from the doc, which is why I posted my original query.