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what does it means when knees pop

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Fluid buildup: Most joint noises are attributed to a hydraulic effect of fluid in the joint (normal or increased quantity) being forced around based on movement. Thi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: It is unlikely that the PCL would tear with a minor tripping episode. It is usually torn with a hyperextension injury or with a direct blow or fall o ... Read More
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Possibly: Assuming that the knee swelled as well, usually that scenario suggests either a meniscus tear or a ligament injury.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Painful clicking and popping of the knee suggests a possible cartilage injury. You should seen an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The Attachment: The meniscus is c-shaped. At each end is a firm attachment to the bone. That's the meniscus root. A j brace helps stabilize the patella (kneecap). A t ... Read More
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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. 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
47 years experience Podiatry
See Orthopedist: See your orthopedic surgeon for evaluation of your knees.
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