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Offline naedoc94

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It is just crazy how annoying this is.  It's in the left knee.  I had a broken femur in 2012 so that might explain why it's in the left knee.  I don't know what to do.

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Re: Having knee "catching" there's a thud sound when it catches
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2020, 11:22:40 PM »
Have you discussed this with a knee specialist? Had an MRI or CT scan? X-ray? That would be the sensible thing to do. Is there metal work in your leg following the fracture?
If scans show nothing, get your gait and musculature checked by an expert physio, for muscle balance and alignment which can impact tracking. If thereís no pain or functional disturbance, itís unlikely anything of concern, just your anatomy. You may simply have to live with the annoyance.
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Re: Having knee "catching" there's a thud sound when it catches
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2020, 09:46:58 PM »
Yes I have discussed it with a knee specialist.  I had an MRI and 2 X-rays so far.  There is a metal rod in my leg following the fracture in 2012.  What the physiotherapist said was that there may be some scar tissue in there somewhere and they couldn't help me. 

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Re: Having knee "catching" there's a thud sound when it catches
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2020, 10:51:10 PM »
Scar tissue is quite likely and due to the metal work and presumably residual damage to the bone and other structures in the knee/leg, itíll never feel normal and while annoying, if thereís no pain or functional issue, you should just learn to live with it. Try to avoid doing anything that causes the issue and not focus on the oddness.

If it really troubles you, thereís pain or functional issues, get another opinion from a knee specialist, perhaps one with expertise in arthrofibrosis (scar tissue issues)

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RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
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LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up