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I can't bend or straighten my knee all the way without pain.If I sit down, it is difficult to try and straighten my leg to stand. I can't kneel either?

I can't bend or straighten my knee all the way without pain.If I sit down, it is difficult to try and straighten my leg to stand. I can't kneel either?

Many possibilities. : This could be a number of issues depending on what other symptoms you have. I would want to know if the knee is swollen, red or warm? How long have you had it? And is it all the time, or does it come and go? ...Read more

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Im 23, I injured my knee In 2011 and it occasionally flares up. Tonight it is in pain and I can't straighten my leg, will it heal without surgery?

Im 23, I injured my knee In 2011 and it occasionally flares up. Tonight it is in pain and I can't straighten my leg, will it heal without surgery?

Depends: For the reason causing your pain. Be assessed with imaging and come up with the best plan to treat your knee. It may or may not be surgery. All the best. ...Read more

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I have severe pain behind my knee. I can't straighten it without pain, pain is worse at night. Have had MRI and bone scan that came abnormal. biopneg?

I have severe pain behind my knee. I can't straighten it without pain,  pain is worse at night. Have had MRI and bone scan that came abnormal. biopneg?

Hard to say: Hard to say based upon your note. Was the MRI normal or abnormal? If it was abnoal, it should give a good idea of what the problem is. If it was normal, other sources of pain in that area such as neurological or vascular conditions should be sought. ...Read more

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I twisted my right knee some years back and has given me problems every since! it sometimes buckels without warning and it pops, and can't straighten?

I twisted my right knee some years back and has given me problems every since! it sometimes buckels without warning and it pops, and can't straighten?

You most likely have: A meniscal tear and all your symptoms, that you describe, are typical for such a problem. The knee buckling under you is a dangerous situation, as it makes you fall and can result in broken bones or other injuries. You need to see an orthopod to get evaluated/investigated and most likely will require a scope surgery to be treated. ...Read more