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Knee Popping After Patella Surgery
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 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
I'm 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 more
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 more
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
Knee surgery 3/2012 & 8/2013 for dislocated patella doc moved & had 2 c new doc. He twisted, pulled, etc. Serious pain now. Possible dislocation again?
Possibly: The patella is supposed to track the straightening of the knee and depends on the strength of the quadriceps and the quality of the cartilage on the underside to do its job. After surgery, the capsule of the knee can be very tight and painful. Seek referral to a physical therapist to reduce the pain and improve the knee function. Painful movement of the patella can occur without "injury", . ...Read more
What might recovery from calf augmentation due to a knee injury? Three years ago, I suffered a right knee injury in a skiing accident. I had surgery to hold my patella in place as it was always snapping out of its normal location. I'm 35 and keep physical
Quads not firing and knee swollen and I have a limp 4 months after fractured patella, no surgery needed just cast.
Quads not firing:
Does that me you cannot extend you leg? Kick your foot straight out in front of you from the hip with a leg straight and hold it up?
Patellar fractures may be associated with patellar tendon rupture and if you had this your knee would feel less stable and swell and you would not be able to extend your leg.
Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?
I had knee arthroscopic surgery removal of scar tissue under the patella. Did a squat in pt and felt a painful pop in the back of knee. Help explain?
Bakers cyst?: Pain in the back of the knee after arthroscopic surgery can be quite a few things but a common cause is a Baker's Cyst. This is excess swelling in the back (posterior) part of the knee that can occur after surgery. A deep squat can cause the cyst to rupture creating the sensation of a pop. It can cause calf pain. See your medical provider to rule out blood clots and other issues first. ...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
I had knee partial menisectomy of lateral post horn two weeks ago. I am doing some post - op physiotherapy. I also have atrophy after the surgery, I am sensing pain in patella while climbing up and down the stairs. Is it common after menisectomy?
Not expected but.: I would suspect this may be more related to the muscle atrophy which discombobulated your patella tracking. You need thePT ...Read more
Can your tibia bone feel unstable? What are the symptoms? I had knee surgery for ACL trim and mensicus trim and scar tissue under the patella. Help
Yes: Yes, you can definitely have some degree of instability in your knee/tibia, particularly if you have an "acl deficient" knee. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with your surgeon. ...Read more
How often is a knee replacement needed after non-displaced patella fracture, no surgery in 45 yr old otherwise healthy female?
When a orthopedic surgeon does surgery do they look under the patella? What causes locking and giving way of the knee joint? Could this be meniscus
My femoral nerve was damaged during surgery. During physical therapy I tore my patella now I have shooting pain down my right leg starting at my knee
MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion. Surgery?
Obviously you have -: -symptoms, so if the trouble is locking, giving way, the findings indicate a mechanical problem in the knee. You need to follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with your case, especially if you have treated with him/her for a while. The surgery is only driven by your symptoms. The thing to remember is there is no orth prob so severe that it can't be made worse by surgery. ...Read more
What causes burning pain in the knee, lower leg after having arthroscopic knee surgery 1 week ago? Is this normal? Scar tissue removal under patella?
Scar tissue: It is possible that after having the arthroscopic surgery burning discomfort could be as a result of them having placed a steroid medication in your knee after your surgery. It could also be at the sites where the portals were created causing some burning in the skin during the healing process. ...Read more
Having microfracture knee surgery; what if doc finds a torn ACL & didn't suspect it? How does he decide weather to use a hamstring or patella graft?
I've has 4 knee surgeries in a year. One brink PkR and most recently patella alignment. After 5 week I begin to build fluid and constantly ice?
Rsd: Your orthopedic surgeon is probably very happy, see pain specialist, stop doing nonsense surgeries ...Read more
Arthroscope: Yes it is quite normal to look at the under surface of the patella region ...Read more
I had ACL reconstruction both knees- 2005 Left and 2009 right. Both are torn again 100%. Doctor suggests new surgeries by taking tendons from patella.
Is snapping and popping in the joint normal after having cartilage removed under the kneecap? I just had arthroscopic knee surgery. Some are painful
The kneecap or patella is very important for appropriate knee motion. If its a serious fracture in multiple pieces, then I would seriously consider surgery.
It generally will heal much better if the pieces are put back together! Its much more complicated but the final result is very important--poor healing will lead to even worse arthritis and more problems down the road. ...Read more
Patella Dislocation: Working out your Vastus Medialis as part of your quadriceps muscles is the most important thing! As long as you can mke that knee cap track better medial on your femur bone, the risk for dislocation goes way down., Always workout both legs, as evidence shows that your 'hurt' leg will get better faster that way. All the best!! ...Read more
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