Re: Hard lump causing popping in knee after arthroscopic surgery
I will be very curious to see what your MRI shows. I just had my second arthroscopy on Wednesday. I had one done in January because of pain similar to what you are describing in the lateral part of the knee. Had the surgery and was told that I had medial and lateral tears as well as some arthritis. My knee never got better. Very stiff, crackly and swollen, but that same lateral pain was there. Like you, it was a popping type of pain. Almost a snap like a rubber band. It really has kept me from my activities. When I was in PT, they felt it was the tibiopatellar joint that was subluxating and they would try to work it back into place, which was not the most pleasant procedure. Well, yada, yada, the pain never really cleared up. First doc who did it retired and I saw someone else who is pretty sure, after another MRI, that it was lateral tears causing it. So, I jumped off a cliff again and had it redone. The doc says I had several lateral tears. No answer as to whether they were just not fixed the first time. I find doctors hesitant to throw another doc under the bus. So, right now, I am waiting for it to heal to see if that pain is really gone. I surely hope so, or I will be at the end of my rope. So, long story short, you may want to look up info about that tibiopatellar joint. Good luck, Barb
Last edited by barbjean13; 09-10-2012 at 06:05 AM.