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Left knee complete acl tear and ruptured meniscus in jun08. patella knee graft in jul09. knee popping and catching every leg extension and step i take?

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Dr. David Trettin answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

See your ORS: Popping and catching after ACL reconstructive surgery using patellar tendon can be related to the graft taken... that is patellofemoral ‘crepitus’— catching and popping esp. w/ leg extensions, stair-climbing. Best to see your orthopedist and get examined. Sometimes the graft hypertrophies( cyclops lesion)and can cause similar symptoms. Best of luck!

Answered 11/8/2020

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