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This is an orthopaedic question. I had a sharp pain in the

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This is an orthopaedic question. I had a sharp pain in the front of my knee when I would put pressure on it, such as kneeling or even climbing onto my bed. The pain has now migrated to the left side of my knee just to the side of my patella. IT is a very sharp pain if I put any pressure on it or bend it as if to tie my shoe. Does this sound like a cartilage problem, or what? It does not limit my movement.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well, a couple. I am 59, so its hard to escape everything. HTN, arthritis in my back which causes me pain, but no functional deficits, and EPS from taking Cymbalta (which I no longer take) and/or Depakote which I take profylactically to prevent migraines. Thats about it. I did take a fall last June on an eneven sidewalk, and this pain started about 2 months later.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

This sounds more like bursitis to me.

prepatellar bursitis probably

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

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