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
Last edited by AuntieLeela; 03-06-2010 at 08:07 PM.