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Ashburn, VA
A 38-year-old male asked:

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
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
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!
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