Re: My knee cap got stuck on the side of my leg! Help!
Hi there and welcome!
I agree with Jane - it sounds like you MAY have torn the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in your knee which is very common with teenage athletes male and female. (Especially playing soccer, basketball and volleyball.)
As Jane suggested, ask your regular doctor to refer you to an Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee problems. You probably WILL need some kind of arthroscopic repair of the knee. In the meantime, WEAR THE BRACE, stop the heavy duty sports for now, and ICE THE KNEE to keep the swelling, and thus the pain, down!
Let us know when you get to see an Ortho surgeon and whether you end up needing surgery. We care and want to see you recover quickly so you can get back to the sports you love. But TELL YOUR COACHES you CANNOT PLAY FOR NOW!! I'm kind of surprised they LET you do so when this keeps happening! Kind of irresponsible of them not to send you for an Orthopedic evaluation!!! Your parents should do something about that legally if you get badly injured if the coaches allow you to keep playing hurt! They can be liable if they don't act and you were to get permanently impaired!
Best of luck to you and keep us posted.
Carol (2012 carol)