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Had a benign tumor removed near my patella twenty years ago. Hurts if walk up hill or pull something. What could be going on?
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Should i go to the doctor for the tumor on my kneecap? Pushed against my jeans is enough to cause intense pain. It's about the size of a pea..
Many possibilities: Pain in the kneecap can have many possible causes, including chondromalacia (cartilage pain), patellar tendonitis, a fracture, or even internal derangement of the knee (ligament or meniscus issue in the knee joint). Best to see your doctor to exam you and find the cause. ...Read more
Depends: A fractured patella is frequently treated with surgical fixation. An unstable or dislocating patella can be treated with a brace the first time but may also require surgery with recurrence. Cartilage damage or patella arthritis is usually treated with an exercise program of quad strength and hamstring stretching. Resurfacing is reserved for terrible cases or older patients. ...Read more
Healing is different: Healing is different in petella , is sesmoid bone buried in a tendon , unlike normal bone heals by fibrosis which takes longer time , some need surgical removal of smaller fragment . Speak to your orthopedic surgeon, also possible you may have other associated injuries to the ligaments of knee ...Read more