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A 16-year-old male asked:

When i jump off my left leg my knee doesn't seem supported and i can't jump as high, it just gives out a bit i guess. what could it be

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Dr. Manish Varma
Palliative Care 10 years experience
Tendon/Meniscal: Have you seen a doc for this? It could be a number of things depending on the history (for eg. Was there any trauma? Any fevers/rash? Does the knee ever lock? Is there any pain?). Most likely a tendon or meniscal injury. The best imaging technique is an mri, however a physical exam may reveal the diagnosis.
Last updated May 20, 2013

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