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What can I do to help unlodge a piece of cartilage from my knee?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tough one

There's really nothing you can do.
I imagine you ask this because it keeps catching or clicking or locking up on you. Take less stairs to help reduce those symptoms. Eventually it may degrade enough to stop catching or catch so bad between the joint it tears some. Then once the pain subsides it may be better, but f it gets worse the only way to fix it is an arthroscopic resection of the torn piece.

In brief: Tough one

There's really nothing you can do.
I imagine you ask this because it keeps catching or clicking or locking up on you. Take less stairs to help reduce those symptoms. Eventually it may degrade enough to stop catching or catch so bad between the joint it tears some. Then once the pain subsides it may be better, but f it gets worse the only way to fix it is an arthroscopic resection of the torn piece.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery

If you have a locked knee due to a displaced meniscus, it needs to be addressed surgically.
It many spontaneously unlock but the problem of the torn minic remains. Could give out or re-lock at a time that it puts you at risk for more serious injury.

In brief: Surgery

If you have a locked knee due to a displaced meniscus, it needs to be addressed surgically.
It many spontaneously unlock but the problem of the torn minic remains. Could give out or re-lock at a time that it puts you at risk for more serious injury.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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