Top
40
Doctor insights on: Cyst In Knee Cap

Share
1

1
Meniscus tear in knee--is it painful?

Meniscus tear in knee--is it painful?

Yes at times: Menicus tears can be painful but some can settle down and be tolerable for years if smaller. People complain of difficulty squatting, twisting, getting up from chairs or toilets, going up and especially down stairs, sometimes sleeping and turning in bed hurts or touching your knees together in bed hurts. Injections of cortisone can give temporary relief, arthroscopy and menisectomy is the fix. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


2

2
Do baker cyst in your knee grows?

Do baker cyst in your knee grows?

Yes: They are linked to a meniscal tear the more fluid they have the bigger they getthey can get smaller to. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Loose cartlige in knee vs arthritis in knee?

Loose cartlige in knee vs arthritis in knee?

Same?: This may be one and the same. Cartilage loosens as arthritis progresses. If you have locking and catching then an orthopedic surgeon may help. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
What's the outcome of knee cap tendon rupture?

What's the outcome of knee cap tendon rupture?

Surgery: A rupture of either the quadriceps tendon (above kneecap) or of the patella tendon (below kneecap) are both treated surgical especially if it is a complete tear. These two tendons are critical for proper knee function. They are responsible for straightening the knee. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Inflamed knee after walking small lump under kneecap?

Tendinitis: Sounds like you are describing patellar tendinits. ...Read more

6

6
Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks

Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks

Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

7

7
What could cause patella tendon pain in a knee replacement?

What could cause patella tendon pain in a knee replacement?

Tendonitis: Versus patellar implant loosening or improper alignment. Try ice, rest, range of motion exercise. If pain continues then get orthopaedic eval. ...Read more

8

8
Sack seems full and causing pain in knee under knee cap?

Sack seems full and causing pain in knee under knee cap?

Most likely Bursitis: Ursitis in the pre-pattler bursa( sack of fluids in front the knee cap) usually flat and got inflamed the fluid inside increase so it start to heart. Check it out. ...Read more

9

9
Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?

Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?

Depends: If your kneecap is popping in and out, this is a problem with the surgery and likely will not cause a meniscus tear. But if your knee itself is subluxating/popping out (rare), this certainly could cause a meniscus tear. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
I twisted my rt knee bowling. It hurts below the knee cap and behind the knee with pain generating up the thigh and down to foot,bruise under knee?

I twisted my rt knee bowling.  It hurts below the knee cap and behind the knee with pain generating up the thigh and down to foot,bruise under knee?

See medical provider: A twisting injury to your knee can be a number of things from a sprain to arthritis flair up or cartilage tearing. See a medical provider for an evaluation with X-rays. You may also need an MRI to look for ligament or cartilage tearing. ...Read more

11

11
Can a baker cyst untreated cause a meniscus tear knee injury twisted and stumbled

Can a baker cyst untreated cause a meniscus tear knee injury twisted and stumbled

No: Bakers cyst usually secondary to meniscus tear or arthritis. If you fell (regardless of reason), then you can tear your meniscus. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
Fell directly on knee a week ago,there bruising ,can't touch the knee cap itself cause of pain,below knee cap its numb feeling,standing problems

X Rays: 40 year old lady status post fall onto knee now with bruising, pain and inability to bear weight/stand up onto affected leg. You need to have a full physical exam and imaging studies of your knee. Please see your MD ASAP. Thank you. ...Read more

13

13
Popping sounds in neck, ear pain, knee pain in both knees, cortisone shot in knees didn't help. Bursitis?

Popping sounds in neck, ear pain, knee pain in both knees, cortisone shot in knees didn't help.  Bursitis?

MOr information: We need to know more about what's going on. This can't be bursitis all over the place. It could be Muscloskelet and you should discuss this with your physician and maybe see a rheumatologist ...Read more

14

14
Synovial cyst and fluid collection around left knee in mri. Feels likes it can't bear weight, is hot and back of knee is swollen. Could be ra?

Synovial cyst and fluid collection around left knee in mri. Feels likes it can't bear weight, is hot and back of knee is swollen. Could be ra?

While it could be,: It does not mean it is. There are numerous other things this could be, anywhere from a bakers cyst that's irritated, an acute injury, or an infected joint. Speak to the physician who ordered the MRI and ask about a simple blood test to rule out RA (most likely) and then workout an accurate treatment plan. If that is your only, and first "hot" joint, then don't worry, just have lab checked. ...Read more

15

15
Knee and hip pain while walking on flat surfaces. Mri showed tendon swelling behind knee cap. I am also flat footed.?

Knee and hip pain while walking on flat surfaces. Mri showed tendon swelling behind knee cap. I am also flat footed.?

Tendinitis: Patellar tendinitis may occur independently due to over activity, and it may also be aggravated by flat feet. If you are knocked kneed, having and arch support that is carefully measured may help reduce your patellar tendon symptoms. As an alternative or in conjunction a patellar strap (cho-pat) brace that is a larger version of a tennis elbow brace may help while correcting the arch issue. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Knee pain on left side, under knee cap to the touch. The knee is tight and hurts to bend. Especially going down stairs. It is swollen above knee cap.

Knee pain on left side, under knee cap to the touch.  The knee is tight and hurts to bend. Especially going down stairs. It is swollen above knee cap.

Go see PCP: Your symptoms of pain, swelling, tenderness, and decreased range of motion are suggestive of inflammation. It can be as benign as a tendinitis if you recently did some strenuous exercising, or more serious if you are having fevers (it can be sign of infection or gout). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?

Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?

? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment . Could b surg repair 2 realignment procedure , soft tissue or boney or both. A lot needs 2 b taken into evaluating the cause & then deciding on a rx. ...Read more

18

18
Lt knee has swelling, dent in knee cap, & pain in thigh & knee. Should i be concern?

Lt knee has swelling, dent in knee cap, & pain  in thigh & knee. Should i be concern?

Yes.: If your knee is producing fluid, which results in swelling, then that's a sign that there is probably something structurally wrong inside your knee. You should see an orthopedic knee specialist for closer evaluation. ...Read more

19

19
Baker's cyst behind right knee ?

Baker's cyst behind right knee
?

Cyst full of fluids: A baker's cyst is a fluid-filled cyst that causes a bulge and a feeling of tightness behind your knee. The pain can get worse when you fully flex or extend your knee or when you're active. It is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear. Both conditions can cause your knee to produce too much fluid. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Knee small effusion ,cant bend knee.

Knee small effusion ,cant bend knee.

Cannot bend knee: If you cannot bend your knee you may well have a torn meniscus. You should see an orthopedist very soon and get a good exam and probably an MRI and probably an operation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
21

21
I have a cyst behind my knee cap that keeps causing my knee to pop in and out when i crouch down or kneel. Was told there wasnt much i can do for it?

I have a cyst behind my knee cap that keeps causing my knee to pop in and out when i crouch down or kneel. Was told there wasnt much i can do for it?

Knee cyst: Discuss with orthopedic surgeon sometimes they can can rpovide medical treatment or drain cysts. . Also an MRI may define the anatomy and type better. f/u with orthopedics http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1250593-treatment http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3675245/ ...Read more

22

22
What would cause a cyst to form under my knee cap?Is there any help for nerve pain one year after total knee replacement?

What would cause a cyst to form under my knee cap?Is there any help for nerve pain one year after total knee replacement?

Arthritis: A cyst under the patella (kneecap) will often develop as a result of articular cartilage degeneration which can occur with arthritis or other conditions that lead to damage of the cartilage. These can be found in any joint. The cyst is a fluid filled cavity that will often connect with the joint at the area of cartilage damage. If the cyst has occurred after tka it is likely something else. ...Read more

24

24
How to solve issues of knee cap?

How to solve issues of knee cap?

1st is 2 C an ortho-: -pedic surgeon & get a diagnosis. There R many maladies that effect the patella. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
25

25
How to remove a person knee cap?

How to remove a person knee cap?

Surgery: Surgery can be used to remove a kneecap, but it's rarely used as the knee strength and function worsen quite a bit. ...Read more

26

26
What is this pain under my knee cap?

What is this pain under my knee cap?

CMP: Persistent pain under the knee not associated with significant trauma or injury is very likely chondromalacia patella. It is usually treated with physical therapy and mild pain relievers or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory meds. ...Read more

27

27
What causes pain directly under the knee cap?

What causes  pain directly under the knee cap?

Chondromalacia patel: Typically caused by damage on the posterior aspect of the patella due to damage or malalignment try working on quad strengthening and possible taping or patella bracing. ...Read more

28

28
What causes pressure on the knee cap?

What causes pressure on the knee cap?

Complex: I am a functional movement specialist. The causes of knee cap pain are complex and we review some in the YouTube video listed. The causes will often not show up in a class knee exam or imaging. A functional exam in addition to classical is recommended. You will see foot and ankle contribute. https://youtu.be/sVub-q5Wkqw ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
29

29
Is it possible to dislocated a knee cap?

Yes- common injury: Knee cap or patella dislocations are actually quit common. Most are effectively treated without a need for surgery. After the dislocated patella is reduced, a brace is usually place to help maintain the patella in a reduced position. Physical therapy is routinely requested to help strengthen the thigh muscles and regain motion with a goal to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
30

30
Dislocating knee cap. Why is it so mobile!?

Many reasons: Recurring patella dislocations can be related to an overly shallow groove in your distal femur, to malalignment of your knee, or to previous damage to the patellofemoral ligament that helps stabilize the patella. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
31

31
How bad does a broken knee cap usually hurt?

Several weeks: It is unusual to break a kneecap - this type of injury takes a long time to heal enough to relieve pain. Sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
32

32
How can I deal with knee pain in/under knee cap?

Rest and rehab: This is usually chondromalacia patella and is softening of the cartilage behind the kneecap. Rest, nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen) will help with pain. Hamstring stretching and quadriceps strengthening helps. May want to try glucosamine and chondroitan sulfate supplements for arthritis. May not help, but little downside. If none of this works, see an ortho surgeon or sports specialist. ...Read more

33

33
What the best immediate remedy for knee cap pain?

What the best immediate remedy for knee cap pain?

Chondromalacia: Patellar chondromalacia refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the undersurface of the patella or kneecap. It is the most common cause of pain in the knee cap. Start with rice treatment- rest, ice, compression and elevation. Try oral nsaid's such as aleve (naproxen) or advil too. ...Read more

35

35
I have pain under my knee cap when going up stairs?

I have pain under my knee cap when going up stairs?

Chondromalacia: arthritic change in the patello-femoral joint with changes in the cartilage under the patella ...Read more

36

36
What are the causes of knee pain below the knee cap?

Osgood schlaters: If you are are a teenager you may have painful tibial tuberodities as seen in osgood schlatters disease. This is seen in teen ager when the bone grows quicker than the blood supply causing islands of necrosis. This is a benign vondition helped by rest. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
37

37
Why would the area around my knee cap be so swollen?

Why would the area around my knee cap be so swollen?

Instability: In the absence of a contusion or trauma in the area, it is possible that you have an instability of your knee and/or patella. You should visit your physician for an evaluation and potential physical therapy to correct any muscle imbalance. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

38

38
What could cause sharp pain and cracking in knee cap?

What could cause sharp pain and cracking in knee cap?

Wear if cArtilage: you can have cartilage degeneration that causes pain with bending. You can have patella tendinitis also. Need good evaluation to get options to treat it. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Farr Dr. Farr
2 doctors agreed:
39

39
What kind of therapies are done after a knee cap breaks?

Dr. Jack Farr Dr. Farr
2 doctors agreed:
What kind of therapies are done after a knee cap breaks?

Fx treatment varies: Patellar fractures vary. Some nondisplaced fractures may be treated nonoperatively. If the fragments are displaced , surgery may be undicated to restore anatomy. All patellar fractures should be evaluated by an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

40

40
Sack seems full and causing pain in knee under knee cap?

Most likely Bursitis: Ursitis in the pre-pattler bursa( sack of fluids in front the knee cap) usually flat and got inflamed the fluid inside increase so it start to heart. Check it out. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
638 doctors shared insights

Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more