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Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

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


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Why does my knee cap pop into place?

Why does my knee cap pop into place?

Instability: You may have some patella instability
which may be causing patella instabilty
quad strengthening, bracing/taping
and therapy may be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do with a spur under knee cap?

What to do with a spur under knee cap?

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 more

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Where can a knee cap shifting out of place go?

Where can a knee cap shifting out of place go?

Lateral : Nearly all knee caps that shift out of place (dislocate), go to the outside (lateral) side of the knee. ...Read more

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When bending the knee , I have a litte pain at the back of the knee cap, what is that?

When bending the knee , I have a litte pain at the back of the knee cap, what is that?

Possibly arthritis: Knee cap pain conditions are common: either patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella. Both manifest with pain deep or behind the knee cap worse with stairs, inclines/declines, kneeling/squatting, sitting for long periods of time. Anytime the knee is bent deeply, the kneecap engages in its groove on the end of the thigh bone which can cause the irritation/pain. ...Read more

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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

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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

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What to do if there's constant knee pain under my knee cap!?

What to do if there's constant knee pain under my knee cap!?

See MD: Depending on if there are associated symptoms, locking, clicking, swelling, etc. you may need to see a doctor. In general, knee pain is relieved by quad and core strengthening. Anti-inflammatory medications and ice as well. A knee brace to control movement of your kneecap can help. I would recommend seeing a Sports Medicine doctor or Orthopedist to determine the exact problem and get treated. ...Read more

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Hard lump below knee cap ?

Hard lump below knee cap
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Lump below kneecap: Depends on how long it has been there but a hard lump below the kneecap may be a condition called osgood-schlatter which is a calcification of a growth plate on the front of the knee. ...Read more

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Can i walk with a broken knee cap?

Can i walk with a broken knee cap?

Fracture: You can depending on the severity of the fracture. If the fragments are displaced you will need surgery. Check with your local orthopedist. ...Read more

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How can I heal a dislocated knee cap?

How can I heal a dislocated knee cap?

Exercise or surgery: Frequently, a dislocated knee cap (patella), like a dislocated shoulder, can be successfully treated with intensive physical therapy. Sometimes, however, if the dislocation becomes recurrent, surgery will likely be necessary. ...Read more

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Lump on my knee cap, what could it be?

Bursitis most likely: These are potential sacs (bursa) of fluid which are present where ever a bone is rather prominent, ie, under the skin. These sacs get swollen to protect the underlying bone; & are liable to get inflamed (then called bursitis). ...Read more

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Does the knee cap rest on your mensicus?

Knee cap: The knee cap ("patella") is the round 2-3" piece of bone directly in front of the knee joint. It does not rest against the meniscus. The menisci are twin cartilagous structures that extend from the back of the knee joint to the front of the knee joint along the lateral and medial sides of the knee joint. ...Read more

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Why do my knee caps and feet turn outward?

Why do my knee caps and feet turn outward?

Rotation: The bones rotate as compared to the midline of the body, the feet usually rotate with the knee position. ...Read more

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Why does one of my knee caps ache constantly?

Why does one of my knee caps ache constantly?

Chondromalacia: Aching of the knee caps or patella is usually a sign of a condition known as patellar chondromalacia. This refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the kneecap. Exercising to strengthen the thigh muscles is the best treatment. Oral nsaid's such as Ibuprofen may help. Orthopaedic consult may be necessary to assist in treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do for a swollen, painful knee cap?

What can I do for a swollen, painful knee cap?

Find the reason: Most of the time it is bursitis in front of the knee cap.
Warm moist heat rebated as often as possible, try not to bend the knee for a week (brace) use antibiotics and medications for inflammations. ...Read more

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What can be done about my dislocated knee cap?

What can be done about my dislocated knee cap?

Variable: Is this your first event? Problems in the past? See an orthopedist and start pt with a good sports minded therapist. ...Read more

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How would you know if a knee cap was fractured?

How would you know if a knee cap was fractured?

Patellar fracturw: The kneecap can crack just slightly, or can be broken into many pieces. A direct fracture occurs due to a fall or direct blow. An indirect fracture occurs when the thigh muscle contract so strongly that the patella breaks. If you have a patellar fracture you may have bruising swelling, inability to straighten the knee and inability to walk, After examination, an X-ray can be ordered. ...Read more

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Swelling above right knee cap. What could it be?

Swelling above right knee cap. What could it be?

Usually this is---: -where you would see an effusion (fluid=synovial or blood). Get into see your PCP as a start &get referrals if needed. ...Read more

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Started aerobics. Got pain in knee below knee cap?

Started aerobics. Got pain in knee below knee cap?

Pain below kneecap: Usually an infrapatellar tendonitis, may also be "jumper's" knee. Essentially from some relative overuse. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a strange lump on my knee cap?

What to do if I have a strange lump on my knee cap?

Bursitis: This may be bursitis. See your doctor for an exam to be certain but bursitis alone is no cause for concern ...Read more

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What could cause pain above my knee cap after running?

Tendinitis.: Quuadricep tendinitis is very common in that area. Usually responds to anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain above knee cap after running?

What to do if I have pain above knee cap after running?

Quad tendinitis: The quadriceps muscle inserts via a thick tendon onto the top of the kneecap (patella). Quadriceps tendinitis (painful inflammation or intrinsic injury) can occur in the tendon with trauma or an overuse injury. Nonoperative management usually works: rest, ice, NSAIDs, stretching (heel toward buttocks), and potentially formal physical therapy can all help. ...Read more

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Why is there a bump on my knee cap and why is it itchy?

Why is there a bump on my knee cap and why is it itchy?

Depends: A bump on the knee cap could represent different conditions, such as bursitis, or a lipoma, or a hematoma, or even an abscess. Itching could indicate associated inflammation. See a physician for further evaluation, especially if there is associated redness or significant pain. ...Read more

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How would you know when you have fractured your knee cap?

How would you know when you have fractured your knee cap?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What might cause a burning sensation under your knee cap?

Variable: Cartilage problem, tracking problem, strength problem. Synovitis. Get it checked out if you are not improving. ...Read more