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3 Potential Knee Tearing Sensation Causes

  1. 1.Dislocated Kneecap

    The kneecap connects the muscles in the front of the thigh to the shinbone (tibia). When the kneecap slips out of the groove, problems and pain often result.

    Resolves upon reduction of dislocation.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one knee, knee pain from an injury, knee injury, swollen knee, knee instability
    Symptoms that always occur with dislocated kneecap:
    kneecap sliding out to the side, knee pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

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  2. 2.Knee (Mcl) Sprain

    The medical collateral ligament (MCL) links the thigh bone and the shin bone on the inner side of the knee joint. An MCL sprain is any damage done to this ligament (usually through twisting/force during sports).

    From 2 weeks (first-degree sprains) to between 6 to 8 weeks (second-degree sprains)

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one knee, knee pain from an injury, knee injury, pain in the inside of the knee, sports injury
    Symptoms that always occur with knee (mcl) sprain:
    pain in one knee, knee pain from an injury
    Symptoms that never occur with knee (mcl) sprain:
    mild knee pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Knee Sprain (Lcl)

    The LCL is the ligament on the outside of the knee, keeping it from bending away from the body. It is most commonly injured while playing sports (ouch!) when a force is placed on the knee from the inner half of the knee.

    Days to 6-12 months, depending on severity

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one knee, knee pain from an injury, knee injury, pain in the outside of the knee, sports injury
    Symptoms that always occur with knee sprain (lcl):
    pain in one knee, knee pain from an injury
    Symptoms that never occur with knee sprain (lcl):
    mild knee pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Knee Tearing Sensation

  • Q.Did you recently injure your knee?
  • Q.Is the knee pain affecting one or both knees?
  • Q.Where is your knee pain?
  • Q.Is your knee pain:

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Knee Tearing Sensation Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced knee tearing sensation have also experienced:

    • 18% Knee Pain
    • 10% Moderate Knee Pain
    • 6% Swollen Knee
  • People who have experienced knee tearing sensation were most often matched with:

    • 6% Knee (Mcl) Sprain
    • 6% Knee Sprain (Lcl)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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