Does the knee cap rest on your mensicus?

Knee cap. The knee cap ("patella") is the round 2-3" piece of bone directly in front of the knee joint. It does not rest against the meniscus. The menisci are twin cartilagous structures that extend from the back of the knee joint to the front of the knee joint along the lateral and medial sides of the knee joint.
No. The knee cap or patella glides in the trochlear groove of the femur. The meniscus is not in this area of the knee. Regarding the meniscus: on the inside (medial) and outside (lateral) compartments of the knee the medial and lateral menisci are "c" shaped pads that are located between the femoral condyles and tibial plateaus.

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Pain in knee cap when going up and downstairs and sometimes at rest years after meniscus surgery? What could it be?

Knee cap issues. The symptoms you describe are indicative of pain originating in the cartilage on the underside of the knee cap (patella). This condition is called chondromalacia patella. Treatment involves ice packs and nsaia for the pain. Hamstring stretching and quad balancing exercises help correct the problem. Cartilage heals slowly though. Weight loss can help tremendously.

What should you do to unlock knee that has locked because of a mechanical fault? Had meniscus tears and think I have torn it again and knee cap moves!

HANG LEG, TRY 2 RELAX. IF U LOCK KNEE DUE TO INJURY OR SUDDEN MOVE AT GAMES, YOU ARE GOING TO DAMAGE MENISCUS AND BEST PLAN BE THAT, GO FOR MRI & DON'T WALK UNTIL YOU GET PROPER MEDICAL CARE BY ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON. YOU CAN USE ICE NOW FOR 10-15 MINUTES ONLY AND TAKE PAINKILLER.

Had lateral release x two july and dec with meniscus tear medial reticulum. Feel pulling sensation and worried about knee cap going out like after 1st?

Do PT. Make sure you are doing pt, need strong quads to keep patella aligned. Should discuss with your surgeon.
Rehab. It sounds as if you have a feeling of instability. This can be overcome with a strong rehab program and the possible addition of a brace. Ask your doctor what brace may be the best one for you. Of course, if you remain concerned about your symptoms, then either consult with your surgeon again or obtain a second opinion.

I have chronic locking at the knee joint. Along the meniscus. I am afraid I am doing damage around the knee cap? Can that happen? Please help

Locking knee. Locking and giving out of the knee can cause damage to the articular surface of the knee. A meniscal tear causing locking of the knee should be taken care of arthroscopic ally.
Locked knee. Consider meniscal tear or loose body, either of which can run off healthy joint surface cartilage.
Locking knee. Chronic locking knee may be doing more damage to the medial and/or lateral compartment more so than the "knee cap" or patellofemoral compartment. Obtain correlating MRI studies to determine cause of locking and if there is loose body or bucket handle meniscal tear contact your orthopedist.
Usually not. Need to see an ortho. Locking could be meniscus. Possible loose body. Meniscus tear wont cause knee cap damage.

Tractor went over knees & feet, both meniscus torn, possibly acl's, knee caps fractured. Nothing done surgically yet stating to much arthritis, ideas?

Knee trouble. This should be a question for your orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. Heis the individual who can schedule you appointments to minimize your post operative healing and minimize post operative complications. Call today or tomorrow.
Old injury? I am assuming old injury. You have arthritis secondary to trauma/injury. Treatment for arthritis includes nsaids, therapy, weight loss, steroid or viscosupplementation injections, bracing. If this fails, you may be a candidate for surgery.