My knee is popping in and out of joint. What should I do?

Have it evaluated. Instability and abnormal motion of a joint could result in degenerative arthritis. Have it evaluated as soon as possible to avoid potential long term complications.

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What is the usual procedure for getting rid of a dibilitating and painful synovial cyst in the knee joint? I can barely walk and the knee is popping.

Find the reason for. The synovial cyst, it could be in the joint and around the joint. If in the joint we have to take of that and most likely the cyst will disappear. If out side the joint some time steroid injection may be required. Read more...
Ortho eval. Due to your severe pain and impaired mobility, it is important to see the orthopedic surgeon for further eval. If a synovial cyst is confirmed as the cause, the ortho can provide you with appropriate treatment whether it is aspirating the cyst or excision of the cyst. There are several other causes of knee pain so it's important to make the correct diagnosis. Good luck! Read more...

I've had bi-lateral meniscus repair a few years ago, now my left knee is popping and giving out when I walk 2 miles? Could I need another repair?

Another tear likely. Knee popping and a sense of giving way in a knee with a prior history of meniscal repair is strongly suggestive of a recurrent meniscal tear or overlying cartilage lesion. Besides obtaining a recent weight bearing knee x-rays series to assess for joint space narrowing and arthritis, an MRI will likely be ordered. Read more...