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I fell and twitted my knee it catches... I fell and twitted

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I fell and twitted my knee it catches... I fell and twitted my knee it catches sometimes when I walk but my hip is now hurting I can't hardly pick up my foot in the shower to wash it with having extrem pain. I fell back in January but my leg started a
month ago
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 2 years ago.
I am Dr.Sawhney an orthopedic surgeon and I would be happy to help you today.
I need some more information.
What is your age and gender?
Do you feel that your knee gets locked?
Do you have any swelling around the knee?
Did you get any swelling around the knee at the time of injury?
Did your hip start paining a month ago?
Do you get any catching sensation in the hip as well?
Have you had any investigation or treatment till date for the problem?
PS This is not an answer and only an information request. It has been posted as an answer when I inadvertently touched the answer button on my smartphone.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
41 female my knee feels like it locks sometimes there is some swelling not much now and during the time pain in the hip did start a month ago it only catches when I pick my leg up no I haven't seen a doctor yet
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for your reply.
I would suspect meniscus tear in your knee if the catching or locking has been present since the time of injury.Meniscus a semi circular pad of cartilaginous tissue in the knee which acts a shock absorber.
Knee problem can cause a referred pain to hip and that can be the cause of your pain but if you are having a catching sensation in the hip as well a separate problem of the hip should be ruled out.A Labrum tear can be a possible cause but that would need a clinical examination by an orthopedic surgeon and maybe an investigation like MR arthrography to delineate.
Feel free to ask any follow-up questions.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is there surgery that can be done to the hip for this
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 2 years ago.
We are running ahead of ourselves.
We first need to find out what is causing this problem.Surgical treatment would be considered only when we are sure about the cause of the problem.
If a Labrum tear is proven to be the cause surgical treatment is possible.