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Old 03-01-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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what causes patella clunk syndrome

what causes patella clunk syndrome

 
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Re: what causes patella clunk syndrome

Patellar clunk is a rare complication of knee replacement surgery. It's more common in older design TKR and folks with greater knee mobility.

A nodule develops behind the kneecap and gets stuck in a notch against the thigh bone, "clunking" or "crunching" everytime the knee is bent. The nodule can be removed arthroscopically. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002972.htm

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