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A 16-year-old male asked:

Hurt my knee in soccer and hurts when i kick the ball. can't bend it all the way without hurting. and a very loud popping noise when bent. what is thi?

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Dr. Jared Adams
12 years experience
ACL: You may have damaged a ligament in your knee. I recommend seeing your doctor.
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Sound mechanical: A meniscal tear would b most likely. Bending the knee throws the wt. Bearing 2 the back and outter aspect of the joint & impinges th posterior aspect of the meniscus. Kicking a soccer ball causes the meniscal tear 2 b pulled into the joint due t the joints negative pressure, and a tear will cause pain as the torn flap of the tear is also sucked into the joint. C an ortho 4 eval, 2 b sure.
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Last updated Sep 15, 2013

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