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Bedford, NH
A 23-year-old female asked:

Should i be concern if my knee hurts when i go straighten it. there is a clicking sound when i bend it?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Have evaluation...: I'm sorry to learn of your discomfort. Can you recall an injury? The symptoms that you describe may indicate a meniscal tear. There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. You should seek an orthopedic evaluation if your symptoms don't subside in the near future.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
41 years experience
Yes.: Trauma? Meniscal tears will act like that as well as other reasons including articular cartilage lesions, plica band, synovitis.

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