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knee popping after acl surgery

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Watson
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably: Painless popping of the knee, even after surgery (including ACL surgery), is rarely a sign of any abnormality.

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Orthopedic surgeon: I believe that you should notify your orthopedic surgeon about this symptom as he/she would want to know of any postoperative discomfort.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wilson
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Popping in knee : It is a common occurrence for people to feel and hear snapping and popping in the knee. After ACL surgery your quadricep tendon becomes very weak and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly!!: See your orthopaedist. Could be scar tissue , retrear or meniscus tear.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
See ur surgeon: There can be several reasons for your symptoms depending on your diagnosis which led to your surgery, other possible knee problems not addressed by su ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Patney
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Can be normal?: You haven't really given much information here. Minor hematomas can be normal and managed with heat, compression and observation. Larger ones may ne ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: If this was a patellar tendon autograft might be related. Otherwise can be scar tissue, graft impingement, cyclops lesion or damage to the graft or me ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Not unusual: You should be doing fairly well at this point you should have minimal swelling and your motion should be fairly normal you should be working on you ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Arthroscopy means the procedure is done through small incisions, but it doesn't tell us what is done. It could be debridement of a small mensical tear ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Variable: A PCL partially heals in a slightly looser position. Some patients have minimal difficulty with a PCL tear while others have instability sensations an ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8-9 months: An acl revision is seldom as simple as a first time acl reconstruction, so rehab would often be a bit more guarded. However, given good graft fixation ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very common: Quad muscle atrophy after knee surgery is very common and often overlooked as a continuing source of problems. Several months of routine thigh streng ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A number of reasons: The typical incision sites for knee arthroscopy lies over a number of structures that can be the source of pain after arthroscopy. 1) the skin itself, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Brown
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Acl: Re injurying yr knee after acl options to discuss w yr orthopedist are dependant on what was injured. Cartilage meniscus or grafy can be injured and d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Cellulitis: May need to rule out cellulitis. Please discuss with your surgeon.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, don't worry.: Not all popping and clicking is a sign of trouble. In fact, because of the swelling that occurs after most shoulder surgeries, it is common. Remember ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Depending on the the time frame after, did you do adequate therapy, any other complications are factors in determining recovery.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
Arthorscopic surgery: In arthroscopic surgery the surgeon looks 360 degrees around the entire knee. If the patient has a plica the surgeon would incise it with an instrumen ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could help: If you are attempting to stay active, and not have the acl surgically reconstructed, a brace may be of benefit.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mutifactorial: It depends on the overall condition of the knee, age of patient, physical condition, and expectations. Recovery will range from 2 weeks to 2 months.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: "bad knee cartilage" can mean a small cartilage tear treatable with arthroscopy or bone-on-bone arthritis that calls for a knee replacement. Regardle ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Not usually: Bracing after meniscus resection is not used. Bracing after meniscus repair is usually used for 4-6 weeks post operatively to limit flexion to 90 degr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : It does vary somewhat. Anterior knee pain is more common if the graft was taken from the patellar tendon itself as opposed to the hamstring or an all ... Read More

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