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Loud tearing sound when bending knee. No injury or pain.

Loud tearing sound when bending knee.  No injury or pain.

See MD if continues: "tearing" sounds when bending knee could be many things but if it doesn't hurt and it doesn't swell after this episode probably your kneecap' popping'. If it causes symptoms in future or it feels like your kneecap is'slipping' or your knee "locks" then please see your orthopedic surgeon . Best of luck. ...Read more

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Knee injury with clicking and popping?

Knee injury with clicking and popping?

Several things.: It could be a tracking issue of the kneecap, or a meniscal tear, or a loose body, just to name a few possibilities. See an orthopedic knee specialist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Knee injury while dancing. Heard pop tearing sensation. Unstable knee x3 weeks medial swelling swelling down into foot. Dx?

Knee injury while dancing. Heard pop tearing sensation. Unstable knee x3 weeks medial swelling  swelling down into foot.  Dx?

Knee ligament : Most common knee injury after pop leading to instability, swelling, pain is an acl tear. Medial pain could be meniscus or mcl injury. Another possibility could include patellar dislocation....But usually more obvious. ...Read more

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Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will also show if a piece of bone was pulled off of the patella or tibia. The diagnosis is made clinically - you cannot raise your leg straight up while keeping your knee straight. You may also feel a defect in the tendon. ...Read more

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Clicking noise in knee after sprained ankle. What is it?

Clicking noise in knee after sprained ankle. What is it?

Sprain: Because of torque forces that caused the ankle sprain, those same forces can translate to the knee and damage either the collateral ligaments or the meniscus surfaces. Your sports podiatrist or an orthopedist should be consulted. ...Read more

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Poping sound from knee after trauma ?

Poping sound from knee after trauma ?

X-ray maybe: I suggest visiting your healthcare professional to make sure you did not break a bone from the trauma. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

I am experiencing  wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

Be seen: A good medical screening exam would probably be a good place to start; in part screening for a variety of rheumatologist and structural abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, knee buckling, knee pop and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Popping or snapping sound from knee joint. Feel like joint is moving, getting stuck and then pop?

I am experiencing  knee pain, knee buckling, knee pop and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Popping or snapping sound from knee joint. Feel like joint is moving, getting stuck and then pop?

Ortho: consider seeing an ortho especially if painful. if something bad you don't want it to go too long without intervention . and if nothing bad, you will be reassured ...Read more

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Anterior cruciate ligament - is this knee injury really bad?

Anterior cruciate ligament - is this knee injury really bad?

Yes: The anterior cruciate ligament is the main stabilizing ligament of the knee. With acl deficiency the knee will tend to "give-way" with quick stops and starts or changes in direction. Giving way episodes can damage the joint line further and tear meniscal tissues. Without a functioning acl sporting activities should be severely limited. Reconstruction is recommended for the athletically active. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee stiffness, unable to bear weight and popping or snapping sound from knee joint.

I am experiencing  knee stiffness, unable to bear weight and popping or snapping sound from knee joint.

Unable to walk: Whether you have had an injury or not, nonweightbearing is a significant problem that should be evaluated right away. Please see your doctor for an exam and if necessary, referall to an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, popping or snapping sound from knee joint and knee swelling. my knee also locks up and is almost unbearable to move.

I am experiencing  knee pain, popping or snapping sound from knee joint and knee swelling.  my knee also locks up and is almost unbearable to move.

Get Evaluation: When the knee joint starts to lock/pop etc, you should be evaluated for an abnormality in the knee itself such as a meniscal tear or other structural abnormality to the knee cap or knee joint it self. Radiographic studies most likely will be needed. Good luck ...Read more

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Loud knee clicking. Help?

Loud knee clicking. Help?

Knee cap?: The most common cause of knee clicking is from the knee cap sliding over the leg bone. This can be treated with a knee sleeve or brace and exercises. There are many other causes of knee clicking. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Knee cracking pain only going upstairs, knee collapsed , crunching sounds, lack of extension patella not tracking as per physio what is the cause?

Knee cracking pain only going upstairs, knee collapsed , crunching sounds, lack of extension patella not tracking as per physio what is the cause?

Patellofemoral issue: The likely cause of your condition is that the knee cap is getting off track when you bend your knee due to lack of quad muscle strength (VMO). This causes the knee cap to track laterally when you bend your knee and leads to cartilage irritation (chondromalacia) under the knee cap which can cause aching and produce crunching sounds. Keep working with your physio to correct the problem. ...Read more

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Does knee clicking indicate a lack of knee cartilage?

Does knee clicking indicate a lack of knee cartilage?

No: Knee clicking or "crepitus" can be caused by a torn cartilage, ganglion cyst, patella chondromalacia, synovitis, swelling (also known as an "effusionn"), or knee laxity. Some normal knees click. Clicking is a nonspecific finding that can be associated with both normal and abnormal knees. ...Read more

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Crunching Sound (Definition)

A crunching sound may be heard in the joints if the joint surfaces are rough from wear ...Read more