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Bone near knee cap making cracking sound on bending. Medical check up required?

Yesterday, my bone which is a little bit to the side of my knee cap starting making crack sounds whenever I bent my knee. I do sports and I think I might have hit my knee or maybe it s growing. I dont know. But I cant have this due to the fact that I do Jiu Jitsu. What should I do? What is the thing i have called? Should I go to a medical doctor?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

After going through the description, I feel that you have developed PATELLO FEMORAL ARTHRITIS (wear and tear in the thigh bone joint surface and the knee cap surface) giving the typical cracking sounds.

One important activity that should not be done is DEEP KNEE BENDING which aggravates this problem.

Avoid high impact sports & Do regular Quadriceps strengthening exercises which help to resolve your issues.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 25 Jul 2013
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