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Clinical Definition

Quadricepsplasty is a surgical procedure performed on the quadriceps femoris in order to improve range of motion in the knee. It involves releasing adhesions, which may have developed due to a previous injury. Adhesions may prevent normal flexion of the knee. Once scar tissue is removed, it may increase mobility and improve the function of the knee.

In Our Own Words

Quadricepsplasty is a type of orthopedic surgery, which may be used to improve knee movement. An injury to the knee or femur fractures can lead to the buildup of scar tissue. The scar tissue makes the knee feel stiff and limits movement. A quadricepsplasty involves removing the scar tissue, known as adhesions. Once the scar tissue is removed, movement may be less restrictive.

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