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could you explain what is used to treat a knee disorder relating to the joint?

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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Too general a ?: There is a myriad of problems that can occur to a joint. Each needs its own individualized treatment. See your ortho doc for an eval.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

My knee keeps cracking like its going into and out of the joint. Why?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Usually arthritis: Cause that , when the joint surface get rough the bone dose not move smoothly as it was before it is normally smooth that cause the cracking of the joint when you move it.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

Can the tibibofemoral joint line click and get stuck when extending the knee?

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Usually due to cartilage damage, the most common being torn meniscus. See your doctor for complete evaluation - you may need an MRI to confirm the diagnosis, and then a knee scope procedure to fix the problem.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

What does open joint space mean in your knee?

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Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 31 years experience
Space between...: It is the joint space between the thigh bone, leg bone and the knee cap which are held together by ligaments and tendons. It is lubricated with joint fluid.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What causes knee to slip out of joint?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Knee instability: Consider patellofemoral instability from flattened femoral condyles, deficient vmo or quad, or high valgus knee. Also consider ligament problems with acl, pcl, mcl, lcl. Check with your orthopedic surgeon or sports doc.

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