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Displaced fracture of tibia from an accident. Installed nail through the bone. Cracking sound in the knee. Is this normal?

Hi. I am a 25 year old female. In an accident in 2010, I suffered from displaced fracture of tibia , right in the middle of the bone. Doctors inserted a nail that runs throughout the tibial bone. 2 years after the accident, I still feel a clear cracking sound in my knee whenever I squat, bend, climb stairs or bend my legs. There is no pain though. The nailing in tibia is still there. Is the cracking sound in knee normal?
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
The crackling sound in the knee might be related to mild inflammation or a decrease in the joint lubricants. It is not likely to be related to the IM nailing you had due to the fracture. A clinical examination is needed top detect the exact cause.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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