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My knee popping and crunching, please tell me why it is happening so ?

every time i bend my knee it pops it also does it when i stand up. but when i sit down and i bend it back forth it cruch. it doesnt hurt. then there times when it is very weak and i can barely walk. im only 16 and i want too know what it is so i can fix it so can you email me at or at
Asked On : Thu, 30 Sep 2010
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There are semicircular cartilages between long bones (Femur and Tibia). They work as shock absorbers. In your age, any tear can cause popping sound and difficulty walking.

You need to consult Orthopedics and get MRI to confirm the extent of tear. If there is a tear surgical repair will resolve the problem.

Dr. Jagdish
Answered: Tue, 23 Nov 2010
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