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Weakness in knees, unable to stand, mcl ligament injury. High uric acid levels. Treatment?

Hello doctor, for the past 2 weeks I feel that my knees are very weak. I cannot stand for 10 minutes continuously. I have no pain, but when I stand or walk long time I feel that my weight is unbearable by my knee and feeling that my knee is about to crumble. I also have mcl ligament injury in one of the knee. But I feel both knees are weak. I approached a doctor he is treating me for gout . My uric acid level is 7.4 so he said first we eliminate gout possibly and then cure the ligament tear. Do you think we are in the right direction
Asked On : Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM. You have not mentioned about your age, body habitat and any comorbidities in the description. It is very unusual for the knee joints to get affected by gout. It is preferable to maintain the levels of uric acid less than 6mg/dl. I dont think that gout is the cause for your problem in your knees.
I advise you to get xrays for both of your knees to see any arthritic changes. If xrays could not detect anything, then an MRI scan may be needed to pick up any issues in your knee joints. Hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
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