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A 38-year-old member asked:

Help please! my knee is catching and popping after knee surgery?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Kneecap tracking.: It may be related to quad muscle shutdown, following surgery, which can alter the tracking of your kneecap, and give you the "popping" that you're feeling. Check with your surgeon to see if that's the case. If so, it should get better with physical therapy.

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Last updated Apr 27, 2014


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