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Twisted my knee while turning to sit in a chair. Intense

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Twisted my knee while turning to sit in a chair. Intense pain and strange sensation, could not striaghten my knee or bear weight. Swollen for 2 days, now swelling is gone and pain is centralized to the top center of my knee cap and achiness in the rear of the knee. What did I do??
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How long ago did this happen?
Does it hurt more when you walk up or down stairs?
Do you have any medical problems or take any medications?
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello Dr. Rick.

This happened Saturday, 2 days ago. Yes, hurts more on the stairs. I have no medical issues and I do not take any medicaitons.

It sounds like you may have torn your ACL ligament. This can happen even with minor trauma -- You don't have to be a NFL linebacker to get this injury.
In many patient this can be managed with physical rehab and wearing a brace.
The best thing to do would be to consult with an orthopedic surgeon for a complete exam
Here is a a very good article that you might find interesting:
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** take your advise and follow up with an Orthopedic.

My pleasure. Have a great September :)
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