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Offline smiley196

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hi everyone, lately i have been expirenceing this weird feeling with my kneecap and was wondering if anyone else hadthe same thing? When I straighten my knee, it feels as though my kneecap gets caught or stuck up high, like up towards my femur and doesnt slide down properly. I have to straighten it 3-4 times again before it makes a loud snap noise and then that feeligns goes away. Anyone else expirence this? Do youn know what causes it? Many thanks!
krista
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Left Knee:
Torn:PCL, ACL, MCL
SEVERAL dislocations
Grade 3 Chondromalacia
Medial & Lateral Meniscus tears
Plica Syndrome
Sept 14th 2005-(LK)ACL recon, TTT, menisectomy,plica removal

May 26th/06-Torn ACL(RK)

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Re: anyone else expirence the feeling of their kneecap getting 'stuck?'
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005, 05:14:43 PM »
Hi Smiley196
I am 16 and also a soccer player. I know exactly what you are feeling! Mine, however, just gets "stuck" below at times as well. i have to bend my knee many times and usually have to use my hand to manually move the knee cap back where it should be. It doesn't usually produce much pain, just annoying. I have no idea what this is or what causes it but i would like to know. I have noticed this for a while now but never thought much of it, im curious to see if anyone knows what this is. Thanks
Kim

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Re: anyone else expirence the feeling of their kneecap getting 'stuck?'
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005, 08:57:46 PM »
Sounds like some of symptoms I'm experiencing; I may have an answer for you after the 8th of next month....
2/10/04 - Reconstructive wrist surgery
Menisectomy/Debridement/min. synovectomy (rt. knee)
Cortisone/Lidocaine shot
1/11/06 - Chondroplasty of the lateral/medial femoral condyle
Removal of loose bodies
Debridement of arthrofibrotic banding
Ext PF synovectomy

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Re: anyone else expirence the feeling of their kneecap getting 'stuck?'
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005, 01:38:44 AM »
my knee cap gets stuck on the side, but putting that back in is painful.  i am still not sure what it is but i have another appointment with my os on the 9th, maybe i will know then...

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Re: anyone else expirence the feeling of their kneecap getting 'stuck?'
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2005, 03:22:21 AM »
I had experienced the same sort of problem, but maybe in a little different way.  When I would try to straighten my leg, the kneecap would get painfully stuck.  It was pretty much fine going down, but in order to get a completely straight leg, I'd have to force the leg to straighten whether by pumping it a few times or by just lieterally forcing the knee straight.  Most of the time there would be a pop associated with it.  I do not know why it did it, maybe is was due to the allignment of my kneecap.   I really can't say.  I had surgery recently, so I do not know if I still have the problem or not.   I wish you luck in your search for answers.

Kris
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Left leg LR on 5/02, 4/05
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Re: anyone else expirence the feeling of their kneecap getting 'stuck?'
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2005, 06:31:55 PM »
Yup- sounds like me. I, like kg12, sometimes have to move my kneecap with my hands until it *pops* back in place. It is sometimes painful, sometimes not. Sometimes feels sore for a while afterwards, sometimes not. This happens 5-20 times a day. I have asked about this a few times on this website and haven't gotten an answer either. And I really don't know the cause.  ???  But you're definatly not the only one.
If anyone does find out from and OS, or whatever, I'd love to know what they say.
~Dubs

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Re: anyone else expirence the feeling of their kneecap getting 'stuck?'
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2005, 07:39:06 PM »
Ok, thanks guys I have an OS appt on the 8th of sept. too so ill ask about it and let you know
*16 years old*
Left Knee:
Torn:PCL, ACL, MCL
SEVERAL dislocations
Grade 3 Chondromalacia
Medial & Lateral Meniscus tears
Plica Syndrome
Sept 14th 2005-(LK)ACL recon, TTT, menisectomy,plica removal

May 26th/06-Torn ACL(RK)

June 14th/06-(LK)ACL graft recon, screw removal, menisectomy

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Re: anyone else expirence the feeling of their kneecap getting 'stuck?'
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2005, 10:21:26 PM »
Good luck with your appointment on the 8th Krista!!

Morgan  8)
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Re: anyone else expirence the feeling of their kneecap getting 'stuck?'
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2005, 01:56:22 PM »
Hi everyone,

Sounds very much like a maltracking problem, where the kneecap slides out of the trochlear groove instead of running straight up and down, as far as I know, when you have problems with the kneecap sticking in an odd place, its usually maltracking, patella alta, patella baja.  I would suggest getting it looked at as if your patella is maltracking it could be causing major damage to the articular cartilage (as was in my case, I now have grade 4 OA because of years and years of maltracking patellas).  Good luck everyone.

Natalie.
Dislocations since age 12
Trochlear Dysplasia
Maltracking
Hypermobile
LR/MR-failed
TTT, LR, MR L knee 95-Success
TTT, LR, MR R 02-Success
Screws out
Partial tear ACL
Severe end stage OA
4 Debridements
Partial Meniscectomy
Failed Microfracture
11mm Defect LFC
Bone Spurs, Kissing Lesions