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I have osteoarthritis in my knees. Have had previous surgery

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I have osteoarthritis in my knees. Have had previous surgery for meniscus tear. Today though my knee locked when I was just stretching in bed. It looked as though my knee cap had disappeared inverted! The pain was horrendous. I thought I'd have to get an ambulance. Then it suddenly released. Ok now but very sore. Scared it will happen again. What should I do? I am 57 years old and previously danced for many years
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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you should ice your knee to decrease inflammation

Dr. David :

and you need to see your primary doctor as soon as possible

Dr. David :

and ask for an MRI scan of your knee.

Dr. David :

you could have torn a meniscus or torn a ligament in your knee.

Dr. David :

you can try to move your knee in short ranges to keep mobility in your knee.

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What can I do to stop it happening again before I get to see knee Dr?

Dr. David :

you really need to not lock your knees.

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you most likely will need to use crutches to take weight off of your knee to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Dr. David :

you might need to use an ace elastic bandage around your knee to give support to the knee.

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or use an elastic knee brace on your knee.

Dr. David :

thanks.

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