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A 40-year-old member asked:

What to do if i cannot fully extend my knee after an injury?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Get checked: There are many reasons a knee may not extend after an injury. See an orthopedic surgeon to have a history, physical exam, and appropriate imaging to make the diagnosis.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Knee injury. It can fully extend but hurts while bent. What can I do?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Get examined: You may have a meniscus tear. You need an orthopaedic exam, a screening x-ray, and then probably an MRI to look for a meniscus tear. It can also be other things but meniscus tear is very common with your story. More information can help narrow it down, but get seen by orthopaedic surgeon.
Last updated Dec 20, 2020

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