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Offline jt801

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Hello, I've been having an issue with my left knee for several years-I can't bend it all the way without pain on the lateral and back area. Normally, it's only certain movements that cause pain like if my weight comes on to it when it's fully bent or if I trip on something that causes a sudden flexion of the joint (forces my heel toward my butt). In the last week I've woken up 2 different times in quite a bit of pain from sleeping with the knee bent too far underneath me and it's hurt for several days afterward. The affected area is in the same spot as where I had microfracture surgery on the femoral condyle of my other knee but in this case the pain is a much sharper sensation and tends to improve over time and then return. So, I'm trying to decide if I'm dealing with another articular cartilage injury or maybe it's a meniscus or both. Any input appreciated.
12/99 left knee lateral release and plica removal
1/09 right knee chondroplasty and microfracture LFC

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Given you have history of knee issues, go see your surgeon for examination  :)
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Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
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