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Today I heard and felt the dreaded pop behind my knee. Help!
« on: February 02, 2021, 02:21:15 AM »
 :'( I can stand and drag a walker along without pain, but bearing weight on the leg causes severe pain. Laying down causes pain also. I cannot even bend it. Funny, I can sit without pain and apply pressure against a wall ok from a laying position, and raise it up ok. I just cannot bend it. I was shoveling snow when it happened but the knee was sore for a week from sitting too long. What should my plan of action be? It only hurts in the back and does not look too swollen. I have a respiratory disease and I am afraid to go to a hospital because of covid. I am high risk female 66 with copd.
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Re: Today I heard and felt the dreaded pop behind my knee. Help!
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2021, 10:39:09 AM »
Looking back at your older posts, you have arthritis in the knee?
Perhaps a flare up, worn joints can unfortunately lock and do odd thingsb(mine does).
Maybe try a few days of rest, ice (if it feels inflamed), elevation and if no better by Friday perhaps you can have a virtual consult with your doctor.
Keep gently trying to bend and straighten the knee. If it’s not swollen, heat may also help with the stiffness, a hot water bottle or a hot shower or bath (and keep it warm generally).

When lying try a pillow between your legs if on your side or under your calf and foot on back. Might be more comfortable. Pain relief for pain as tolerated

Good luck :)
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Re: Today I heard and felt the dreaded pop behind my knee. Help!
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2021, 11:23:43 PM »
Why yes, thank-you whiskers. i thought about how great you are still doing the forum here. my knee is doing better, i thought for sure since i felt the pop in back i would be in rehab for months. the standard xray did not show anything wrong. doctor is calling tuesday and i am suppose to ask for an mri. still hurts though, but not as bad and can bend it better. I also know good and well to not overdo the knee too much . Thanks for caring.
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Re: Today I heard and felt the dreaded pop behind my knee. Help!
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2021, 01:57:27 PM »
Why yes, thank-you whiskers. i thought about how great you are still doing the forum here. my knee is doing better, i thought for sure since i felt the pop in back i would be in rehab for months. the standard xray did not show anything wrong. doctor is calling tuesday and i am suppose to ask for an mri. still hurts though, but not as bad and can bend it better. I also know good and well to not overdo the knee too much . Thanks for caring.


Update: I am still in pain since this happened last February. It has gotten worse. Stubborn about seeing any doctor because of getting Covid virus. I am high risk on oxygen with breathing issues, that is why. Feels like stuff is moving around inside my knee when I move it and still walking on crutches for 3 months now, without seeing a doctor yet because of covid. Now I must because the pain is worse. I can't take it anymore. I made an appointment for this Friday, and It sucks! Does anyone know what the hell happened? I am half mad with pain for the last three months. Cannot bend without pain and swollen
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Re: Today I heard and felt the dreaded pop behind my knee. Help!
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2021, 07:47:11 PM »
Hopefully you can get some answers from the specialist, or at least a scan to determine what might have happened
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09 (lat meniscus, lat condyle defect)
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LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone

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Re: Today I heard and felt the dreaded pop behind my knee. Help!
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2021, 08:00:36 PM »
Hopefully you can get some answers from the specialist, or at least a scan to determine what might have happened

That is why I came back to the best joint in town whiskers. What is the best test or scan I can ask the doctor for this Friday? He is not a specialist. He is only my GP. A scan, or an ultra sound, or?

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Re: Today I heard and felt the dreaded pop behind my knee. Help!
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2021, 08:23:52 PM »
I assume by whiskers you mean Vickster  :D

If you have wear and tear already in the knee, an X-Ray to look at joint space and alignment and an MRI to have a better look at the bone surfaces as well as the soft tissue structures, ligaments, meniscus, tendons. Not an ultrasound I’d say

Ask him to refer you to an orthopaedic knee specialist too as an injection into the joint might be helpful if it is inflamed.
From your old pasts, you said you had grade 2-3 arthritis, over 7 years it’s quite possible that’s simply got much worse and this is the cause of your current symptoms
« Last Edit: April 26, 2021, 08:35:27 PM by vickster »
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09 (lat meniscus, lat condyle defect)
LK scopes 8/2/10 & 16/12/10
RK scope 5/2/15 (menisectomy, Hoffa’s fat pad trim)
LK scope 10.1.19 medial meniscectomy, trochlea MFX
LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone















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