Knee Dysfunctions

Knee dysfunctions occur due to fractures, dislocations, anterior cruciate ligament injuries, meniscal tears, tendon tears, collateral ligament tears, and patella-femoral dysfunction. The symptoms of knee dysfunction are popping sensation during twisting, locking, or clicking while bending knee, pain, and inability to straighten the knee. It is managed by resting, icing the injured region, and applying compression and elevation.

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Why is my wife not able to bend her knee after months of tibia fracture?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife fell down while going on the bike. She fell with her knees in the front direction. She got an injury on her knees, elbows, and palms. It has been three months now and it is not getting healed. An X-ray was taken and her X-ray revealed that she has a fracture in her hairline tibia. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your description and photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your wife has a keloid formation in the injured areas. Keloids appear larger than their usually formed scars. It often occurs in certain people. If you want to reduce it fo...  Read Full »

My knee joints make noises but it is not painful. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34 year old male. Three to four months ago my knee joints started to make noises. But it is not painful. And, when I drive for a long time and get out of the car, my left knee which is used to press the clutch has a sharp pain. But, it is only once when I first step outside the c...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your X-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have medial compartment osteoarthritis with a possibility of spontaneous osteonecrosis of the left knee (SPONK). Check SPONK in left knee. You need to do an MRI scan and I would also sugg...  Read Full »

Is there any surgery to fix Osgood-Schlatter disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I have Osgood-Schlatter in both knees and have had it for three years now. Should it be healed by now? Is there anything you can do to fix it by surgery? My knee is not stable and giving way. I have been to more than 20 physio appointments for my knees to strengthen the muscles around, bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Osgood-Schlatter is a problem of the apophysis of the tibia where the patellar tendon attaches. It is a painful condition and is treated with local therapy and activity reduction till the patient stops growing. Usually, the pain settles down at that stage, but the bump...  Read Full »

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