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Why does my knee cap sometimes feel like it hangs up on my femur? Is this a degenerative knee symptom?

Why does my knee cap sometimes feel like it hangs up on my femur? Is this a degenerative knee symptom?

Probably not: 33yo w. catching sensation in knee & concerned for "degenerative symptom". At this age, absent past serious mechanical trauma, arthritic disorder unlikely. Greater concern for patellofemoral syndrome: kneecap encounters less than linear ride up & down femoral groove as knee flexes & extends. Oft seen if knee morphology even slightly genu varus or valgus, which is common w. Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for knee bone spur?

What is the best treatment for knee bone spur?

Location: will drive your management options as well as your sptoms. These options may vary widely. We need more information. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for knee ligament?

What's the best treatment for knee ligament?

Need to define prob: If you are referring to an injury to one of your knee ligaments, it will depend on which ligament was injured and the severity of the injury. Would recommend an evaluation with an orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate the problem first. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for damaged knee cartilage?

What is the best treatment for damaged knee cartilage?

Articular/meniscal: For meniscus-surgery. For articular- weight loss, bracing, pt, hyaluronic acid injections, surgery if all else fails. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for an aneurysm behind the knee?

What is the best treatment for an aneurysm behind the knee?

Popliteal aneurysm: Popliteal artery aneurysms are best treated with either surgical bypass or (rarely) stents...See a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a baker's cyst on the knee?

What is the best  treatment for a  baker's cyst on the knee?

Fluid collection: A baker's or "popliteal" cyst is a fluid collection in the back of the knee.It is usually secondary to arthritis and/or a meniscus tear within the knee joint. These processes irritate the knee causing excess fluid production which accumulates in the back/posterior knee. Treatment of the arthritis or mensicus tear will, in most cases, improve the baker's cyst. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for locked knee?

What is the best treatment for locked knee?

Knee arthroscopy: A locked knee is generally caused by a meniscal tear or loose body. Both of these can be treated with knee arthroscopy. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for knee-crepitus?

What's the best treatment for knee-crepitus?

Depends: Crepitus in and of itself is benign. It usually signifies some thinning or wear of the articular cartilage. If it is not painful, no treatment is recommended. If it is panful, the symptom of pain are addressed, not the crepitus per se. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

Rest, brace : About 90% of mcl injuries heal with time and rest with use of a brace for grade 2 or grade 3 in severity. Many athletes especially return to sports more quickly with a quality rehab program. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for damaged cartilage behind the knee cap? I've already had an X-ray but the pain isn't going anywhere.

What is the best treatment for damaged cartilage behind the knee cap? I've already had an X-ray but the pain isn't going anywhere.

Varies: how is the kneecap alignment? have to be sure the patella is gliding normally in the groove. if it is isolated need antiinflammatories, PT, bracing. may need MRI. rare to need surgery. therapy is especially important. ...Read more