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A 31-year-old male asked:

When i put pressure on to my kneecap e.g (kneeling with the knee on the grounds) i get a sharp pain on the outside of my knee. what could this be?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
This could be : referred pain from inflamed cartilage from under your kneecap to a bursitis and/or tendonitis about that region of your knee. If it persists or worsens see an orthopedic surgeon.
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