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Twisted right knee, sharp pain, popping sound, knee feels unstable on walking around. Cure?

Fell while skiing right knee twisted inward felt sharp pain. I didn t hear a pop but that could of been because the bindings popped out when I fell. Since then I have had sharp burning pains on both the inside and outside of my knee. What did I do? I have been able to walk around knee feels unstable and hurts with any use or movement
Asked On : Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From description it seems to be soft tissue injury, ligament injury or meniscal injury at knee.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the X-ray/MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Beside icing and elevating it, you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.

Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. S. Jegadeesan's  Response
As you are able to walk no major problem will be there. The possible reasons are
1) Ligament or meniscus (inside the joint) injury
2) minimum crack any where in the bone around the knee joint especially in the patella.
X-ray Right knee joint AP View & Lateral view - Orthopaedic Surgeon's opinion - then if necessory CT or MRI. Avoid walking further unless advised
Best Wishes
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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