Knee pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to their doctor. With today's increasingly active society, the number of knee problems is increasing. Knee pain has a wide variety of specific causes and treatments.
A misshapen knee that looks like a bone is out of position.
A popping sensation, followed by a feeling that something is out of place.
Inability to bend or straighten the knee.
Cool, pale skin or numbness and tingling in or below the affected knee.
A dislocation can cause other problems even if the bone pops back into place.
If the dislocation was due to weak thigh muscles or a problem with the alignment or structure of the knee bones, the knee may dislocate again.
Ligaments, tendons, muscles, and cartilage in or around the joint may stretch or tear.
A piece of bone may break off somewhere in the knee joint.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 04, 2014
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