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A 24-year-old female asked:

My left knee troubling me a lot they perform arthoscopy of meniscus tear nd medial plica.plz help.. locking still persist, strain while walk n stand?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Workup: If the surgery was fairly recent, then an infection needs to be ruled out - this would typically exhibit swelling and pain and redness and drainage of the knee. If there is no infection then aggressive physical therapy is often required to restore pain free motion and strength. If therapy fails, then a new MRI may show new or additional pathology causing the persistent symptoms.
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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
If your knee is still " locking" see an ORS who specializes in knees. Frequently 'locking' after a knee scope can be "patellofemoral ( kneecap) in origin unless u have retorn your meniscus.patellar subluxation is common and can present w/ catching or 'locking.'
Mar 24, 2014
Last updated Jun 10, 2014


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