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Knee Popping After Patella Surgery
See ur surgeon: There can be several reasons for your symptoms depending on your diagnosis which led to your surgery, other possible knee problems not addressed by surgery, and the type of surgery you had, along with post-op duration and course. See your surgeon to re-evaluate your knee. ...Read more
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
A number of reasons: The typical incision sites for knee arthroscopy lies over a number of structures that can be the source of pain after arthroscopy. 1) the skin itself, 2) superficial nerves crossing the incision that were cut, 3) the meniscus underlying the incision, 4) the cartilage that is directly deep to the incision. Any of these can be the source of pain. ...Read more
Meniscus: Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can assist: Certain fracture patterns of the femoral condyle can be assisted by using arthroscopy. It can judge whether out not the fracture is significantly displaced or if there is an associate cartilage damage. Some fractures can be percutaneusly resuced and screws place tohold the fragments in place and not require an open procedure. ...Read more
Arthorscopic surgery: In arthroscopic surgery the surgeon looks 360 degrees around the entire knee. If the patient has a plica the surgeon would incise it with an instrument. That being said i would anticipate that the plica is a secondary diagnosis and not the prime reason for the surgery. ...Read more
Baker's cyst: It may be or may not be related to the arthroscopic surgery. I would consider a baker's cyst with fluid leaking down from the knee as a possibility. Would also consider other vascular, neurologic, bone or joint consideration. If the reason for the arthroscopy was in the arthritis maybe there's arthritis in the ankle midfoot or hind foot. ...Read more
Not unusual: You should be doing fairly well at this point you should have minimal swelling and your motion should be fairly normal you should be working on your strength and should be starting to work on some more aggressive activities depending on how you are doing if not doing well, have your surgeon check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mcl sprain after dislocation of patella. Recent lateral release , meniscus repair . How do they know no tear without mri? Limp, popping noise , pain
I had medial meniscus tear repair surgery synovial plica inflammation and some cartilage damage 3 weeks ago I can't bend my knee is it normal?
Medial meniscus tear: After repair it may need upto 4-6 weeks to get good recovery. So please continue therapy. If your range of motion stopped improving then you need to see your surgeon. ...Read more
My knee cap is dislocated n will not stop popping n snapping i saw a specailist about it how long will i have to waite for surgery to be booked ?
Patella Dislocation: The patella dislocates laterally towards the outside of the knee in people with malalignments of the patella and patella tendon. Kicking, explosive and cutting sports increase the risk. Weakness of the vastus medialis muscle that tracks the patella in the midline is a factor. The cracking is called crepitus and is a sign of arthritis in the knee cap. Patella realignment is not a surgical emergency ...Read more
had patella repair surgery patella now sits higher my knee is deformed when sitting. I hear a rubbing noise during extension Do I need surgery again?
If I still have popping and catching after knee chondroplasty of the patella is that normal? Still pain and swelling also
I had knee weakness for a 1 'n half month, no pain, sometimes popping, some swelling below the patella. Recently gotten slightly worse, any advice?
See below: If you're not have any history Of trauma fever weight-loss chills , night sweats other joint problems and others symptoms such as flulike symptoms a trial of a supervised physical therapy regimen who specializes in orthopedic musculoskeletal skeletal injuries for a few weeks to a month with icing after your exercise and short courses of anti-inflammatory medication with food if not medically contraindicated. If you don't get better and you weeks to a month I would go see an orthopedic surgeongood luck thank you ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Patella Rupture nov 10 surgery on 11th. Fell like I’m going nowhere with ROM Just started pt last week and given exerc to do. Rom only 36 will it get better? I’m feeling so discouraged knee feels like it isn’t extending more at all or fast enough.
Patella fracture: Fracture of patella or rupture of quadriceps or patellar tendon can cause inability to extend the knee. Surgery must have corrected the problem. Physical therapy is useful and do not get discouraged. If moving in right direction then it will improve. Ask for frequent evaluation by PT to send to your doctor and you also see the doctor periodically to ascertain correct rate of progress. ...Read more
I'm having surgery on my patella tendon and to file the bottom of my knee cap as its pointed and stabbing the tendon. How could this affect mobility?
Patella spur: Initially your knee may be a little stiff but you easily regain mobility. ...Read more
Common: Surgery on one knee can cause a change in leg length changing your gait or can simply alter gait by changing knee function.The 'good' knee often takes the brunt of these changes & starts to hurt. A good physician might be able to determine the exact dysfunction (ex. short leg syndrome;nerve inflammation) & provide a heel lift, osteopathic manipulation, neuroprolotherapy or other recommendation ...Read more
Im having knee surgery to level my knee cap wit my patella is it okay to smoke weed one week before surgery?
What is causing patella subluxation? I have surgery 5 weeks ago and was just walking and my knee popped and shifted to the left I can't straighten?
16 female. Had surgery for patella dislocation a year ago. currently have extreme crying pain in the same knee. It's a little swollen. no known injury
See details: Have the knee reevaluated to the orthopedist or a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Lknee dislocated 8x(high patella)-surgery 7mths ago.Now constant right knee pain, front left side–walking driving&sitting brings on pain.I go 2physio, pain is less but have 2reduce activities 2avoid pai?
Quadriceps exercises: Quadriceps strengthening exercises may help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chondromalacia patella for around 4 months, physical therapy did not help, some options to help the knee get better without surgery?
Consider Surgery: Conservative management of Chondromalacia patella includes icing, taping, bracing, and exercise to stabilize your patella. If PT with exercise and icing/taping did not help,an Orthopaedic Surgeon can evaluate you for patella alta or baja, put a camera into your knee to look for a plica, remove damaged cartilage, and give an expert opinion of your biomechanical foot/knee/patellar alignment. ...Read more
How would I know if I tore my ACL again? Had patella tendon graft put in knee, I just worked out and it's now swollen had surgery May 15, 2014
Sometimes: Patellofemoral syndrome is often successfully treated with aggressive, committed physical therapy aimed at strengthening the inside portion of your quadricep muscle. Damage of the smooth articular cartilage on the undersurface of the knee cap is called chondromalacia patella. If this damage is severe enough, then either a partial or total knee replacement may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could it happen that a knee replacement surgery treat patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella?
Last resort treatmen: Running causes high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs. Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core. Doubt knee replacement would be needed unless other compartments of knee also arthritic. Patellofemoral replacement as a last resort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband's patella tendon was torn during surgery for a total knee replacement. How will the recovery from the tendon injury effect tkr recovery?
It will definitely: prolong recovery to a degree as the patellar tendon is a significant part of knee stability and mobility. ...Read more
Difference B/T chondromalacia patella or OA? Knee feels sore, gets hot, swollen below the K-cap, crackling/popping noises when move. Rare pain on Kcap
Noises in the knee: It is rare for a person in their 20s to have OA, most of what u describe with popping , cracking with movement as well as swelling below knee cap is from chondromalacia of the patella . You should see a knee specialist . Many times some simple things can be instituted to help ...Read more
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