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Tibia plateau frature 
Hi i fratureed my tibia and the tibia plateau on may 12 2009 my question is after i became weight bearing i had 7wks of pt my pt ended in oct/09 now …

Torn ACL & broken kneecap 
My boyfriend torn his ACL and 6 weeks after ACL repair with his own ligament, he broke his kneecap. The doctor had put the screw in backwords we found …

Is it normal to have two meniscual surgeries just 9 weeks apart?? 
My teen son had a meniscectomy on Dec. 29. The doctor trimmed some of the meniscus and my son recovered nicely. He was able to put weight on it after …

Extreme knee pain 
I am a dancer, I have been dancing for about 8 years and before that I Figure Skated for 4 years. Now I started having knee troubles then. I had fallen …

Fell hard on Knee 
I fell hard on concrete on my right Knee about 8 weeks ago. It feels a generally painful but its a dull type pain and not sharp. I can feel a crescent …

Constant Knee Pain Issues  
Hello. I'm 15 years old and have been having constant knee issues for the last 4 years. The first time it was injured, I had fallen on the inside of my …

Question - Tennis (ACL out for season?) 
I'm a 17 year old senior in a small town with a lot of expectations. I tore my acl, and meniscus in 2 places falling from a cheerleading stunt (October …

2nd ACL surgery (difference in physician opinions) 
I have torn the ACL in the same knee twice and am schedule for a second surgery. My doctor has said I should change my lifestyle after the surgery and …

Knee Cyst Surgery & Calf Pain 
I'm 46 years old and and very active soccer player that just had a ganglion cyst removed on the inside of my left knee and removed small tear piece of …

Calf pain/swelling after microfracture knee surgery. 
This is actually less of a question than an answer for anyone experiencing severe calf pain/swelling after having microfracture knee surgery. This website …

Question - continued pain after meniscus repair 
I had a meniscus repair three months ago. I had little pain post op until I started therapy. The pain is horrible now. Worse then pre op. It is so severe …

Patellar Dislocation - Conflicting Opinions/Recommendations??  
15 Days ago I dislocated my knee cap playing basketball. I ran off a screen a little too close and hit knees with my screener. It was extremely painful …

Question - 3rd Patellar Dislocation 
I completely dislocated my knee for the 3rd time 3 weeks ago. The last time it happened was about 7 years prior. Because I had done this before and also …

Will it ever get better? 
I was just wondering if you know if my knee pain will ever go away. I have a few things wrong, I have something with the corninary joint ligment, mcl …

What can I expect in the long run with tilted knee caps? 
I have knee caps that track to the outside of my knee. I am a photographer --I carry 20LB of equipment for 8-10 hours at a time --but, only on certain …

ACL surgery complication: uncontrollable spams/knotting in quad muscle 
I had acl reconstruction (left knee) 4 weeks ago, the knee is doing great. However, about a week ago I started to have uncontrollable muscle spasms and …

Repair of "large" Bucket Handle tear in Medial Meniscus? 
I saw my doctor and had an MRI done last week. He called me and said I had a "large" (and he emphasized large) bucket handle tear of my medial meniscus. …

My Knee Dislocation. =[ 
Hi, its going to be 2 weeks on saturday since i dislocated my knee cap really bad during a volleyball game. I came down on my teamates foot and it popped …

Severe pain and swelling months after ACL replacement and partial Meniscus tear surgery 
My son suffered an ACL and partial Meniscus tear (right knee) in December 2007 at a basketball tournament. He underwent the Hamstring Replacement Graft …

ice hockey after knee replacement 
I play hockey now 3 times a week ( had knee surgery 20 years ago)on left knee I have no ACL use a donjoy knee brace & 3 advils , plus extra strength ben …

Question - Meniscus repair (swelling after surgery) 
I had arthroscopic surgery to repair my meniscus tear, and have been on crutches for almost three weeks. My questions are: How normal is it to have foot …

Question - Knee Injury (pop with bending knee) 
hi all, while going down into a bent knee position similar to a 'praying position' i felt a pop.I had immediate swelling below the knee and to the outside …

Unable to bend knee 
I have been unable to bend my knee for 3 months and i have a limp. I have seen an orthapedic knee consultant who cannot find anything wroung and now i …

Ben's Right Knee - Torn Meniscus or ACL? 
I injured my right knee playing basketball on 9/16/08. I planted my foot to jump and felt sharp pain on the knee and I could not put any weight on it …

swelling after knee surgery month ago (foot and ankle) 
I had knee surgery a month ago and often my foot & ankle swells. Is that common?

Left Knee Injury 
I injured my left knee on 08/31/08. It popped and had severe pain/swelling (hasn't gone down yet). Its a Workers comp situation, unfortunately. …

Returning to Running after Parial Meniscus Removal 
At 32 and after 20 years of running (x country and track) I only recently had a partial meniscus removal in the left knee. Post operation the Doctor told …

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY KNEES? 
hi, i am 13 years old and have been playing soccer for as long as i can remember. I play competitive soccer so that means i play tons of tons of soccer. …

MCL, Meniscus tear, subluxing patella 
Please help me, I am in tears over this on going issue. I live in Hawaii - and the doctors keep telling me that they can't help me. They tell me …

Question - Knee Injury (waiting on MRI) 
I'm 30 years old and deem myself to be extremely fit due to gymnastics and dance training (which I also teach) I recently had a knee injury at gymnastics …

Meniscus Tear and Loss of Mobility 
I tore my meniscus playing football 7 weeks ago and still can not bend my knee for example to get into the squat position due to the pain. Initially …

Unhappy Triad - How soon should treatment start? 
Unhappy Triad - How soon should treatment start and how critical is it? I recently got my MRI results and it said: -moderate joint effusion -full …

Question - Knee Pain (meniscus tear, chondromalacia) 
I recently had a MRI taken of my left knee. The findings are as follows: The patellofemoral joint space is preserved. There is signal abnormality within …

Question - Knee Cliicking, Popping and Feeling Like it Gives Way 
My daughter is 13 and a distance runner. She has been sidelined since track season. In April after an amazing pre-season 5K she started having the feeling …

Does fluid on the knee ever go away and not return? 
About 8 weeks ago I twisted and sprained my knee getting off a bus in high heels. I had a large bruise on the inside of my left knee and it hurt for many, …

what type of screws may be used + best natural bone graft substitutes 
I had an acl reconstruction with calaxo screw and allograft approx. a year and a half ago. I had problems with the screw backing out and required an additional …

Question - Torn Meniscus (timeline for return) 
I am 14 years old. I play competitive AAU basketball. Recently, I hurt my knee and my Dr. thinks i have torn my meniscus. How long will it be before I …

Question - Left Knee (pain with running) 
About 5 years ago I crashed skiing. I went to the IHC near by, they gave me a brace and told me to wear it for 4 weeks and if my knee was still bothering …

meniscus repair 
I had arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus. I was sent home, no crutches, no limits other than no running or squatting. After the block wore off, …

Question - Knee Bone On Bone 
I am 52 years old, meniscus torn up in both knees. I had arthroscopy on both knees, but the doctor said if I keep playing basketball, I will need knee …

Question - Meniscus Surgery 
I recently had an MRI for a torn meniscus. The Dr., a respected sports orthropedist, said the meniscus was torn. He also said I had "beautiful coverage" …

Help! Knee Surgery Advice 
My 14 year old daughter had a serious sprain in her right ankle March 31, 2007 playing volleyball. She then dislocated her right kneecap in PE (playing …

Knee Pain When Kicking a Football 
Well I used to do a lot of weights on my legs in the gym and one day got a bit stupid and was encouraged to see if I could do 300kg on the leg press as …

Question - Knee Surgery Recovery (Meniscus) 
I am a 48 year old male. I had surgery for a medial meniscus tear on Feb. 26, 2008. It is now april 20, 2008. I still have problems bending knee while …

Nerve Issues After ACL Surgery 
I am 3 weeks post op on a Hamstring ACL reconstruction. Feeling pretty good, walking around the house without the brace and going for some flat walks outside...walked …

Question - After a Knee Arthroscopy 
Six months ago playing sport I fell. My knee swelled and I had a locking feeling (there was no pain or indication at the time that it was more than just …

Back of Knee Pain, Down Into Calf Up Into Hamstring 
It has been about 3 months off and on. I had been working the lower body a lot at the gym because upper body was out of action a bit (large Tear Rotator …

Question - Patella Tendonitis Issue 
I have been trying to get rid of patella tendonitis in my left knee for 7 months now. It started in my left and I noticed this when running and doing …

Arthroscopy and Partial Meniscectomy With Debridement 
I had the above operation on 05/02/08, just 2 weeks ago.I had to wait 3 months for this even privately. I am a fitness fanatic and before my symptoms started …

Question - Knee Injury and Stiffness After Arthroscopy 
10 months ago I injured my knee playing football. 5 months later I had an arthroscopy. Unfortunately I am no closer to returning to playing competitive …

lateral release again 
I am scheduled for lateral release surgery again on my left knee thursday. I previously had this surgery done on both knees in 2004. What would cause …

Question - Knee Strained Tendon (patellar subluxation) 
This may sound stupid but about 9 weeks ago I was at the beach standing in the water. The waves were rough and knocked me down. My feet were sucked …

The "happy?" triad the ortho called it 
I don't know whats so happy about possibly tearing 3 things but anyway. About a week ago playing basketball I planted my right foot and me knee came out …

Question - Medial Meniscus Tear (continued pain/swelling) 
I had surgery for a Medial Meniscus Tear on my right knee 1 year ago. I had 3 weeks of therapy before returning to work. About 3 weeks after returning …



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