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what is the definition or description of: knee pop?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pop and pain: The symptom of popping or snapping in the knee can be a sign of a few different problems. One of the key distinguishing factors is whether or not the popping or snapping causes or is associated with pain. Popping or snapping not associated with painful symptoms is often not a sign of a significant problem.
Answered on Feb 28, 2014
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Dr. David Bailie
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A noise or feeling: It can be normal ( in the case of a plica) or significant if an injury occurs (acl). If it is associated with pain, then it needs to be checked.
Answered on Sep 2, 2013
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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Ligamentous injury : a ligamentous injury can cause knee instability and popping. This should be evaluated as soon as possible.
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
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Different causes: Popping can be from a fracture, torn cartilage, loose body, or a benign condition. See an orthopedist for an eval.
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Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
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Meniscus tear: Knee locking and popping is not a normal phenomenon. When it occurs it is usually due to a meniscus tear or a cartilage injury. I would seek out a g ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: It is normal unless it causes pain.

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