Questions tagged [knee]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
22 votes
3 answers
7k views

Why aren't leg amputations usually done right at the knee joint? (turkey leg style)

I've noticed that leg amputations aren't usually done right at the knee joint. Instead, it seems like leg amputations are often done further up the leg -- up on the thigh bone. As someone who knows ...
user avatar
  • 329
0 votes
0 answers
18 views

Commonalities & Differences between these Scans for Knee Joint?

Commonalities & Differences between these Scans for Knee Joint? MRI Scan Knee Joint MRI Scan Knee Arthrography MRI Scan Knee Joint Contrast (Fasting Reqd) MRI Scan Knee with Cartilage Mapping (...
user avatar
  • 163
2 votes
1 answer
49 views

What tissues are incised to perform knee arthroscopy?

My six-year-old just went through knee surgery to treat a torn discoid meniscus. I'm curious about which tissues were touched in the procedure (and are now of course now having to heal). Disregarding ...
user avatar
  • 141
6 votes
2 answers
1k views

I have painful/weak knees - which practitioner is best to see?

I have had this issue for over 4 years now and in that time seen many practitioners including GPs, Physiotherapists and Physical therapists. All been insightful but unsuccessful. I am at a loss and ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
39 views

Anatomy of Knee Locking That Heals in Weeks [closed]

I am trying to understand the anatomy of my injury. How it happened: I was cutting to the left in basketball. My right knee popped 3 times and I felt sharp pain. Immediately after the injury I couldn'...
user avatar
  • 13
0 votes
1 answer
36 views

Are there any side effects of general anesthesia over local anesthesia? [closed]

I finally decided to have a surgery for my ACL since I tore it completely, and after taking so much time to think about it and gather opinions from doctors, friends, etc. I think is the best move I ...
user avatar
  • 143
2 votes
0 answers
80 views

Did I get Lateral pelvic tilt from left leg overuse?

Almost 2 years ago I got a knee injury (ACL and meniscal tear) which left me with a mechanically locked knee for more than a month. I could still walk normally without much instability. Fortunately, ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
8k views

How to determine between a Baker's Cyst and a Deep-Vein-Thrombosis (DVT) behind knee?

Are there side by side image compairsons of what a Baker's Cysts (behind a knee) and a Deep Vein thrombosis (DVT) blood clot behind the knee looks like? I know Baker's Cysts, while painful, are not ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
41 views

Pain in knee joint [closed]

when I kneel down, I feel an inner pain in my knee joint. I can not feel this pain while walking or riding stairs. Only when my knee joint touches floor or anything,then I can feel that pain. Please ...
user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
41k views

What should be the position of feet while sleeping?

I recently came across this post as I suffer from similar knee pain while hiking downhill or on a run. Also be certain you aren't battling other imbalances of the hips and legs. When you lay ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
57 views

Patient with knee injury / knee pain

I am undergoing physiotherapy for my knee injury (pain in the kneecaps) and aching soreness on the sides of my knees (bursitis). Part of my therapy is the use of TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve ...
user avatar
  • 11
7 votes
1 answer
91 views

Why do doctors use tendon instead of ligament in key-hole surgery?

For knee surgery, the most common method is to use a tendon from elsewhere in patient's body to replace the torn anterior cruciate ligament. But why tendon not ligament? Tendon have different ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
2k views

Is glucosamine sulfate effective treatment for meniscus injury?

I hurt my knee by doing squats. The pain persisted for a long time (3 months). When I went to my doctor, he saw my x-rays which indicated that everything was normal, but he suspected a meniscus tear. ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
187 views

Exercises for strained knee?

I am only 18 and I have injured my knee by doing squats. I have stopped them, I went to my doctor and he checked my x rays and said everything is normal. He did tell me that I have strained my knee ...
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
149 views

Is there no drawback on removing varicose veins?

If we remove our varicose veins because they are useless, would we get any drawbacks by removing them? For example, we might need to remove rest of them next time. Wouldn't it be a problem for us if ...
user avatar
6 votes
2 answers
219 views

Is operation the only solution to an ACL injury?

I have an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear, which was confirmed by an MRI (it my be partial or complete; I was not told which.) My question: is surgery the only way to treat ACL tears? Is ...
user avatar
  • 61
2 votes
1 answer
67 views

What is the right medical procedure to correct Meniscus problems?

After an MRI scan, I have got the results dictating that I have a crack in the longitudinal of posterior Meniscus... I still did not meet the doctor to actually tell me what to do about it, but I was ...
user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
8k views

Are football (soccer) players more likely to have bow legs (genu varum)? What can be done to alleviate it if that's the case

I play association football since a very young age. Now I notice that when I stand my knees don't really touch each other, which seems to be a typical symptom of bow legs (Genu Varum). Also, I'm a ...
user avatar
  • 203
2 votes
0 answers
67 views

What is the purpose of synovial fluid?

What is the purpose of synovial fluid? From what I understand, this fluid is associated with proper joint-functioning. Not sure if this is accurate. I am curious to learn about its purpose and how it ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
52 views

Alternative solutions to prevent knee pain while standing [closed]

I will reach 40 years old soon, I had a tendinitis on my both knees 2 years ago which gives me pain when I am standing (on the bottom and the sides of the knee). I can stand at most 10 minutes but I ...
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
30k views

Rashes on back of knees [closed]

For a few weeks now, I have had inexplicable rashes on the backs of my legs, behind the knee area. It looks like some odd highly-localized form of eczema. They are sometimes itchy, and they get ...
user avatar
  • 2,093