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Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: You are referring to a dislocated patella, it should be corrected in orther to avoid problems associated with chronic dislocations, such as falling do ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Knees pop: What you are describing is likely to be a dislocation of the patella. Alternatively, there may be a loose fragment of bone in your knee. Consult an ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knees pop, pain: Consider evaluation by orthopedic surgeon or sports doc. Possibilities include meniscal tears, loose bodies, synovitis, or patellofemoral maltracking.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Ligamentous injury : a ligamentous injury can cause knee instability and popping. This should be evaluated as soon as possible.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Meniscus tear: Knee locking and popping is not a normal phenomenon. When it occurs it is usually due to a meniscus tear or a cartilage injury. I would seek out a g ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Chondromalacia: There are different potential causes of popping of the knee. Patellar chondromalacia, or irregular cartilage surface of the kneecap is a common cause ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nonspecific: Unfortunately this is a fairly nonspecific complaint, which could be caused by several possibilities such as cartilage injury/tear, ligament injury, a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Time to see the doc: Popping and giving wAy could be ligament, meniscus, or loose body. If left untreated or uncontrolled could actually cause more damage......time to ge ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Probably: You probably tore a meniscus. See your orthopedic doctor for physical exam.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Internal derangement: The old term internal derangement captured the many structures in the knee that can cause pain with popping. Depending upon localization of pain, the ... Read More
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