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How do the realign the knee from slipping. Does that require surgery?

How do the realign the knee from slipping. Does that require surgery?

Depends what slips?: A subluxating or dislocating patella is treated with various nonoperative and operative options. Most can be successfully treated with a special brace and therapy. Surgery to realign the patella can invvolve any/all of the following: medial patellofemoral ligament (mpfl) reconstruction, lateral retinacular release, and distal tibial tubercle realigning osteotomy. ...Read more

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Does having a ACL problem cause you to have slipping in the knee and instability?

Does having a ACL problem cause you to have slipping in the knee and instability?

Yes: An acl tear can result in knee instability. The lower leg (tibia) can slide forward and rotate relative to the thigh (femur). This can result in near dislocation events and can lead to further damage of the cartilage and meniscus. In younger patients who want to remain active in sports, a torn acl should be reconstructed by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is is normal to have slipping and catching in the knee after having a chondroplasty about 7 months ago? I have instability in the knee also. Treatment

Is is normal to have slipping and catching in the knee after having a chondroplasty about 7 months ago? I have instability in the knee also. Treatment

No: Not normal to have slipping and catching after undergoing chondroplasty. This proceedure is to clean up the bits of cartilage that catch and pop with motion. But if you feel your knee is unstable, your best option is to strengthen the muscles surrounding it. Sometimes in the early stages of strengthening you will find a knee brace helps to stabilize it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a meniscus displacement tear of the root? Is surgery the only options? I have slipping and instability of the knee.

What are the symptoms of having a meniscus displacement tear of the root? Is surgery the only options? I have slipping and instability of the knee.

Symptoms can vary: Your symptoms can range from nothing to mechanical with or without pain. Mechanical symptoms can present as having a sense of catching or locking as if something is getting stuck. Some can get a sense of instability. Depending on your symptoms and age a variety of interventions can be tried ranging from nonoperative to operative. Based on your symptoms surgery would be recommended. ...Read more

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What cause pain in the knee due to popping and slipping. I have a lot of swelling in the knee unable to straighten the leg when standing?

What cause pain in the knee due to popping and slipping. I have a lot of swelling in the knee unable to straighten the leg when standing?

Need evaluation: Swelling in the knee is a marker for something inside being torn and the slipping and pain are indications that you should have this evaluated by and orthopedist. ...Read more

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I had sprained my knee while slipping from my high heeled shoe. What can I do to treat this sprain?

I had sprained my knee while slipping from my high heeled shoe. What can I do to treat this sprain?

Ortho Evaluation: Be evaluated and treated by an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon - one in your area can be found at www.Aaos.Org. ...Read more

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Does liquid in the knee hurt? I have extreme swelling in the knee along with popping and slipping of the kneecap. I also I have pain along the acl?

Yes: The liquid, which we call synovial fluid can build up pressure and hurt. The liquid is there because of the surrounding structures, cartilage that may be slipping, a torn meniscus, a torn ligament. You evalaution will look at this and you will need imaging: x-ray, ultrasound or MRI or all three to help clarify. An orhtopedic surgeon may need to do arthroscopy to see insie the knee. ...Read more

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