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knee popping after acl surgery

A 23-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 43-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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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Post-ACL surgery: It may be scar tissue or knee maltracking related which will improve with physical therapy over time. There is also arthritis of the joint that can ca ... Read More
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A 17-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 18-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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Possible infection: Possible infection. Injured knee more susceptible to infection from blood stream spread of uti. Aspiration of knee joint essential, asap.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
19 years experience Bariatrics
Very common : Very common you'll require extensive rehab treatments and it won't feel like your regular leg for at least a year.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
ACL exercises: If the rest of the knee is healthy then squats are the single best exercise to rebuild knee strength after an acl.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Variable: Every surgeon has his/her own preference for returning to walking and weight bearing, so ask your surgeon! for my reconstructions, i typically allow f ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
16 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: You are still within the "rehab" phase of your treatment and should be under the care of the treating surgeon. If i was your surgeon i would want to ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Most likely: Noisy or grinding knees are rarely a concern unless accompanied by pain. The most common cause of knee grinding is altered mechanics within the patell ... Read More
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