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Floating Knee Cap Symptoms
Why does my knee cap sometimes feel like it hangs up on my femur? Is this a degenerative knee symptom?
Probably not: 33yo w. catching sensation in knee & concerned for "degenerative symptom". At this age, absent past serious mechanical trauma, arthritic disorder unlikely. Greater concern for patellofemoral syndrome: kneecap encounters less than linear ride up & down femoral groove as knee flexes & extends. Oft seen if knee morphology even slightly genu varus or valgus, which is common w. Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more
I've had acd symptoms in my right knee cap for years. Now anytime I walk, bend, or anything that makes the knee bend I am hearing crunching noises.?
Need knee x-rays: Acd could stand for anemia of chronic disease or alveolar capillary dysplasia, however I wonder if you meant ocd lesion (osteochondrtis dissecans).It could be that a piece of that partially loose cartilage became completly loose and is grinding between the two articular surfaces of the knee. You need a good set of x-rays or knee mri. ...Read more
Twisted knee and hit on door frame. Swelling and pain, grinding. Knee cap moves all over, seems to be floating and see saws. Is this ligament damage?
Twisted Sister: If your knee cap truly feels like it's floating then there's probably fluid in the knee joint and/or the lining that covers it. Twisting the knee can cause ligament damage but it has to be pretty severe (unless you're 80 years old and never drank a glass of milk in your life). That "grinding" doesn't seem too comforting either. Best you get to a doctor who can examine you and decide what to do next ...Read more
I have had unusual symptoms for the past 1 months frequent pus formations on knee cap, frequent cold (if I shake my nose I start to sneeze) please help?
I have been diagnosed with floating knee caps after a car accident where I toe some muscles around my knee. It was recommended that I get surgery at 14 and that I'd never run, jump or do anything fun. I'm now 31 but my knee locks sometimes. I'm usually ap
Painful stinging symptoms of the knee cap after a fall suggestive bursitis. Question: how do you determine a fracture exist when no X-ray available?
No good way: Fractures generally are accompanied with swelling, bruising, and pain, and sometimes by loss of range of motion or function. X-rays demonstrate this very well. Ultrasound may show a fracture but it would need to be a very large one. A fracture that pierces the skin is obvious, but some cracks in the bone will not even be seen by X-ray initially and rely on 2nd X-ray a week later. ...Read more
If Painful treat: His term means you have arthritic changes under your knee knee cap. Many of these are not symptomatic. So we just watch. If they are painful, there is a range of options depending on the rest of the knee findings and exam. So you need X-rays, a good physical exam, more history of when it is symptomatic, and then non surgical and surgical options can be shared with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise: Instability of the patella or knee cap is best addressed with a dedicated exercise program that seeks to strengthen the quadriceps muscles on the front of the thigh. A patellar stabilizing brace may help as well. Would recommend a visit to a local physical therapist to help get going on your exercise program. ...Read more
No injury?: Image is a fracture. If you rest ur leg in front of u on a coffee table ; relax ur muscles ur knee cap is normally very moveable. If this is what u describe it is normal ; not painful. If it is painful ; due 2 an injury u need an ortho xame ; x-rays. ...Read more
Quadriceps Strain: Quadriceps femoris muscle group is Latin for "four headed muscle of the femur". It is one of the most important muscle groups contributing to upright stance and human locomotion. Located in front of the thigh, vastus laterals, medialis and intermedium extend the knee as rectus femoris flexes the hip. Quads attach to the knee cap and when strained in explosive kicking sports cause pain and spasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer