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A 30-year-old female asked:

Having increased pain in the kneecap, knee is twisting feeling unstable 5 months post op acl/mcl no swelling no poping there has been a snapping?

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Dr. Vipool Vic Goradia
30 years experience
Muscle weakness: The feeling of instability can be due to muscle weakness, a torn meniscus or looseness in your acl/mcl. You can measure your thigh circumference 6 inches above each kneecap as crude way of determining muscle atrophy. The other two conditions would need to be evaluated by your surgeon.
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