A 18-year-old female asked:
I'm an 18 yr old female and have had hip and knee pain for over 2 years. my knee locks up and i have to rotate it to make it pop. what could this be?
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Dr. Edward Hellmananswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Hard to say: There is a condition known as tensor facia lat a syndrome that causes hip and knee pain and sometimes causes the knee or hip to pop. It is caused by a tightness of the tensor fascia lat a which runs down the side of the thigh and inserts just lateral to the knee. A meniscal tear in the knee can cause popping as well. Thank you for your question.
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jranswered
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Meniscus.: It could be a meniscus tear or a loose body floating in the knee. See an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation.
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Last updated Jun 23, 2019
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