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

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Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018
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.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Surgical repair is needed.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

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

Regards,
Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Brief Answer: Surgical repair is needed. Detailed Answer: Hello, 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 Regards, Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon