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I had knee surgery for a meniscus tear about 2 months ago. I am still having popping, locking, and giving way. I had this before surgery also help?

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Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Locking not normal

2 months after arthroscopic knee surgery it is still normal to have some discomfort and mild swelling which can produce popping.
As a surgeon, I get concerned if my patients still have locking 2 months after surgery. Although it can still occur from chondromalacia (cartilage irregularities especially under the knee cap), I offer my patients a repeat MRI to look for loose pieces or a retear.

In brief: Locking not normal

2 months after arthroscopic knee surgery it is still normal to have some discomfort and mild swelling which can produce popping.
As a surgeon, I get concerned if my patients still have locking 2 months after surgery. Although it can still occur from chondromalacia (cartilage irregularities especially under the knee cap), I offer my patients a repeat MRI to look for loose pieces or a retear.
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