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Knee Popping After Acl Surgery
Is it common to have some popping in your knee after ACL surgery? It's been 3 weeks since surgery. The popping feels like I'm popping my knuckles.
Popping in knee : It is a common occurrence for people to feel and hear snapping and popping in the knee. After ACL surgery your quadricep tendon becomes very weak and when this occurs your kneecap does not track as well in the groove of your knee . This makes it easy to hyperextend the knee and get this popping to occur. This will improve as your motion and quad gets stronger. Scar tissue also contributes to this. ...Read more
Because an acl (anterior cruciate ligament) cannot heal itself on its own, an acl is "reconstructed" by placing a graft tendon substitute (from your own or donor cadaver tendon) placed into tunnels made in the original acl position, and fixed in place with screws, buttons, or other fixation device. The body then replaces the cells and structure of the graft over 6-8 months, ...Read more
Orthopedic surgeon: I believe that you should notify your orthopedic surgeon about this symptom as he/she would want to know of any postoperative discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I am a 37 yr old female who was just prescribed norafloxacin for a uti. I took one pill last night and my knee is now swollen and achy and popping - had ACL surgery 3 years ago. Relation btw 2?
See below: More likely related to the the previous knee problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes i loose balance. Did I have a re tear?
Need knee evaluation: There are a number of possible causes of knee "popping" and a feeling of loosing balance. Your doctor should evaluate your knee to determine the exact cause. If you didn't have an injury to the knee, you probably didn't re-tear the acl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very common : Very common you'll require extensive rehab treatments and it won't feel like your regular leg for at least a year. ...Read more
Check with surgeon.: Check with your surgeon. Generally, if your having instability it is usually one of two things: Your ACL is not working properly, or, you may be having instability from a kneecap tracking problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgical site: This may be at the surgical site. See your surgeon to clarify this pain. ...Read more
Pain is expected: After the surgery, but it is expected to decrease gradually, and if not - make sure you follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
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