What Does Arthrofibrosis Mean?

Q:
What does arthrofibrosis mean?

A:
Arthrofibrosis often occurs when a joint injured or after a joint surgery. If someone gets arthrofibrosis, an excessive scar tissue forms within his joint and surrounds the soft tissue. The scar tissue will restrict his joint motion and produce pain when he moves.

Arthrofibrosis can be found in most joints, including shoulders, elbow, wrist, hip, hand joints, knee, ankle and foot joints. Sometimes, it also occurs in the spinal vertebrae.

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