Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

127 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Can a knee injury cause pain around the patella and pain while walking?

Answered by
Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

Answered : 11541 Questions

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Hi Doctor,
I suffered a knee twist injury on 25th Dec while playing badminton. Initially there was a swelling in the knee & I had applied ice packs. The swelling was reduced after few days. However I started developing a pain around the patella while climbing stairs & had discomfort while walking. Also my leg started feeling weak & especially when climbing down using my left leg I started getting pains. I consulted a ortho specicalist 1 week back who suggested me to get a MRI done. I have attached the copy of the MRI report that was done yesterday. Please suggest on what could be the next steps to resolve this problem.
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Surgical repair is needed.

Detailed Answer:


I have seen the attached MRI scan report.

It suggests a medial meniscus tear and anterior cruciate ligament tear.

This will not heal properly with a conservative surgery.

It is best to get an arthroscopic surgical repair done for a complete and proper recovery.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on