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A 20-year-old female asked:

i have a torn mpfl and i'm missing some cartilage in my knee. is it normal for it to hurt when i walk or stand?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Sure: Any type of ligament disruption can cause discomfort with walking or standing. If the pain persists, you may want to consider having the ligament repaired. Ice and avoiding the aggravating motions is also recommended. Good luck.
Dr. Stuart Hirsch
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Yes: Both are slow to heal and a source of reduced capacity.

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