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Had bilateral knee scopes. Knee hurts while standing, hard to straighten leg, pops a lot. Suggestions?

i have had bilateral knee scopes a few years ago and was told it looks like i need to go back in and do them again as my cartilage is rolling up. During my first surgery the surgeon said my ACL was stretched out but not torn. Here in the past few weeks my knees have been hurting a lot more and i have noticed i am having a hard time standing up especially if i pivot while standing. what can cause this? my knees are very tender and it is getting harder to straighten my leg while bearing weight. my knee also pops a lot, not sure if that matters or is normal
Asked On : Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi thanks for the query.
From the details you had described you must be having damage to the cartilage inside your knee joints. Regarding the stretched ACL some persons have inborn laxity of joints which could be one of the reason. I would also like to know if you had any history of injury to the both the knees as any form of severe knee injury may present with these complaints. Regarding the fresh complaints I would advice you to consult your orthopaedic surgeon who can clinically examine you and advice regarding further management. The popping of the knee joint could be due to ligament injury or due injury to the meniscus inside the joint.
Answered: Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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