** Originally posted by CrazyRed06 **
Ok, I'm not going to go into detail because this is a really long story...I had a synovial debridement of my left knee in August 2007. I ended up having surgery again on the same knee on 2/1/08-this time another arthroscopy, a closed manipulation, and a lateral release of my knee cap. I had a 3rd surgery on 4/4-which was another closed manipulation. My knee is STILL messed up. But here's my question:
Does psoriasis affect the growth of fibrous scar tissue post surgery? I was back in PT on 4/7, which was 2 days after my surgery and there was already a block in my knee. I know it's not a hard-end feel (the anatomical limit of where a body part can be moved) but it feels like one. My doctor doesn't know what's causing this problem, neither does my Rhumetologist. One of my teachers brought this up tonight. Her brother-in-law's side of the family, including HER sister, and niece all have psoriasis and are having knee problems like I am. It was a good point, so I thought I'd ask.
I'm going back to see the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow and I have a feeling he'll want to send me back to surgery for a 4th time. I can't have another surgery, I can't take much more. I'm only 26 years old, I've had PA for 4 years, and I'm sick of having this problem. I can't wear real shoes, I can't chase my sister's kids around, I can't go to the beach because it's hard for me to walk in the sand (I live in Daytona dammit!), and my friends don't really ask me to go out anymore because I have a hard time getting around.
Any help you guys have would be greatly appreciated...thank you!