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outside of right knee is popping when i fully bend my knee,

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outside of right knee is popping when i fully bend my knee, as in riding a stationary painfull

Did you have any injury or trauma?

How long it is there?

Do you feel any sensation on walking?

Any tenderness over any area?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Fractured tibula plat. 9/08 surg.09/08 (right leg)

started phy. ther. Nov 1 08....popping on the outside of right knee started 2 weeks later

just out of the blue..

no sensation on walking.....but occasional popping/clicking

tenderness over area only when the popping/clicking pro longs

Thank you for the information,

The popping or clicking sensation can be due to ligament injury.

This is commonly due to injury to cruciate ligament.

But cruciate ligament injury is usually associated with other symptoms like giving in while walking.

You need an examination by doctor for getting a definite diagnosis.

I hope this information will be helpful.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

when surg. was done all ligaments were in tact

with a small tear to the MCL i understand you to mean i may have injured

the LCL during phy. ther....... the first pop or clicking noise with pain was while i was

sitting down and i bent my back to remove shoe and then it popped again when i straightened it out and has been popping ever since...

thank you

Usually Cruciate ligament injury causes more of popping sound.

As your pain is on the side of the knee, it can be due to involvement of collateral ligament too.

Examination by an orthopedic doctor will help in the diagnosis.

You may need ultrasonogram or MRI to confirm it.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

don't know if i can have an MRI...i have a huge screw and wire for the tibula plat. fracture and

i forgot i can also feel the popping if i place my palm on the outside of the rt knee when i bend it.....

is ultrasonogram the same as an ultra sound...

Yes ultra sound is the same thing & it can be tried.
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