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My metal allergy testing which was one year ago came back absolutely positive as allergic to nickel and chromium. Thus my knee was replaced for a 3rd time 10 months ago. My doctor was hoping that I grew all that scar tissue that required two surgeries because of the allergy to nickel. I've done so much better this time but I've peaked at 126 with ROM and now I have about 105 functional. I have a second doctor lined up for an opinion after my Friday appointment with my 3rd TKR surgeon.What did your metal testing come back with?
Mary I've already had two arthroscopic surgeries for #Arthrofibrosis, and it came back each time so I have no clue what my answer may be.You might at least explore the arthroscopic option. (I actually underwent a second arthroscopy about two years out, and, yes, there was more scar tissue that was removed.) Your story makes me glad that I have not lost ROM over the past few years. Not only is that physically challenging, but mentally challenging.