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A 18-year-old male asked:

My knees popping after acl and meniscus surgery. it doesn't hurt but sometimes i loose balance. did i have a re tear?

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Possibly!!: See your orthopaedist. Could be scar tissue , retrear or meniscus tear.
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Need knee evaluation: There are a number of possible causes of knee "popping" and a feeling of loosing balance. Your doctor should evaluate your knee to determine the exact cause. If you didn't have an injury to the knee, you probably didn't re-tear the acl.

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