About the knee Arthrofibrosis Center
As a major division of the Noyes Knee Institute for over 3 decades, the Arthrofibrosis Center has developed innovative techniques both non-operative and operative and published these programs in Knee Textbooks nationally and internationally. The Arthrofibrosis Center has taught hundreds of surgeons and physical therapists these advanced treatment techniques.
Knee arthrofibrosis is a devasting condition and not every patient and arthrofibrosis knee will respond, even to these state-of-art programs. Based on the experience of our team we provide the most realistic assessment and patient education of the different treatment modalities possible. We recognize there remains controversy on arthrofibrosis treatment and based on our over 30 year experience having treated hundreds of patients we provide an individualized approach to each patient for compassionate care and recognition of the serious loss of knee function that occurs with knee arthrofibrosis.
There is a combination of non-operative and operative treatment approaches that are utilized based on the knee condition and severity of the knee arthrofibrosis. These treatment approaches are in a published Ebook that is provided by the authors for each patient, to read and understand the approaches that have been successful at the Noyes Knee Institute.
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Why Choose NKI for Knee Arthrofibrosis
Our treatment approach is very time intensive and patients have travelled to our Center from throughout the United States and internationally for treatment. One of the most difficult treatment problems is that the patient needs to dedicate time to remain at our Center for the initial treatment to determine the response of treatment in restoring knee motion and attacking the knee arthrofibrosis. It usually takes an initial 3-4 weeks to determine the response surgery and therapy working with our expert physical therapy team and under the close supervision of the surgeon. Patients then enter into a program in their own city or home and continue the program for an additional two to three months and return to our Center at appropriate times for evaluation and advances in the program.
In addition to nonoperative and operative approaches there is an important need for medications that are provided in a cautious manner to decrease the return of knee arthrofibrosis that includes oral steroids, interleukin directed medications and use of PRP injections (platelet rich plasma) when appropriately indicated. We continue our study and goal for expert knowledge of all the latest advances in treating Arthrofibrosis for our patients. Throughout the years we have adopted certain programs that are efficient and beneficial and deleted other programs in our experience with less value and benefit.
What you need to know:
One important note for patients coming for CONSULTATION: ask for an appointment with Dr Noyes and Mr. Tim Heckman (Head physical therapist Arthrofibrosis Center) as all patient receive a dual evaluation by the team. Our Center is integrated with BonSecours-MercyHealth that is a major national health care network. We will provide contact information for those requesting insurance coverage information. It is important that each patient understand the coverage for physical therapy visits and consultation as more than 30 physical therapy visits will be needed during the course of treatment and in particular when surgery is required to remove knee scar tissue.
We are offering our Arthrofibrosis eBook free to our arthrofibrosis patients. Our goal with this book is to help you understand basic knee anatomy, what knee structures may be affected in the arthrofibrosis process, how arthrofibrosis happens and how it is diagnosed, prevention of the problem, and conservative and operative treatment options. Two other serious medical issues that may either cause arthrofibrosis (complex regional pain syndrome) or occur as a result of arthrofibrosis (patella infera) are also discussed in detail.