A 25-year-old male asked:
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my left knee keeps buckling. this only happens once in a while. i have never dislocated or injured it. is it a warning sign or a normal phenomena?

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
See orthopedics: At 25, it's a bit unusual to have that degree of instability without an injury to the ligamentous structures. Err on the side of caution and get a good orthopedic evaluation. Don't delay going and getting it checked. Your body will instinctively compensate which can lead to other problems.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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You should: probably go see an orthopedic surgeon to have it evaluated. You may have a ligament tear if you are experiencing instability/dislocation.
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