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stabbing pain under knee cap

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
23 years experience Pain Management
See your doctor: Your complaints can only be assessed with a thorough history and physical examination. May be related to chondromalacia patella. Need to be checked an ... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Strengthen: quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training p ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Maltracking: The knee cap (patella) rides in a channel at the bottom of the femur ( patellar femoral groove) while being held in place by the patellar tendon. Some ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
PLC blowout: Poss post traumatic arthritis of the patellofemoral joint but more likely scarring of the superior patellar pouch and intra articular aspect of the kn ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Wilson
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee Pain: Pain in front of the knee is very common and is called Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome. Many times this can be treated conservatively with therapy, NSA ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Patella spur: Initially your knee may be a little stiff but you easily regain mobility.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
No way to tell: Without seeing you and examining your knee there is no way to make that determination, but the stabbing pain in that area is very atypical of what mig ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
MRI then surgery: With that many dislocations, surgery will probably be necessary to achieve stability of your patella. An MRI can demonstrate various areas of damage a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Arthritis or tear: It may be due to arthritis or tears. See an orthopedist. An exam and an MRI would give you the answer.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
17 years experience Sports Medicine
See knee specialist: Based on that limited description I'd consider ACL tear (instability), meniscal or cartilage injury (clicking swelling), and saphenous neuritis (burni ... Read More

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