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6 year old having popping sound in the knee while straightening the leg. What could it be?

My son is almost 6 and his knee pops when he straightens it. You can actually see the pop (if that makes sense). It jerks a little. He hasn t really complained about this until recently. Now he has started telling me that his knee hurts and he wants me to carry him, especially on days when he is really active. Do you have any ideas what this could be? He is very active - climbs trees and poles, bikes around, runs, etc.
Asked On : Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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Feb 2013
That sound is knee joint crepitus. Some times this is because of formation of rough surfaces Patella inner side. As the crepitus causing friction and hurting your child knee joint, you consult Orthopedic Surgeon for the examination of your child and for the medication advise.
Answered: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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