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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Knee Tearing Sensation

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced knee tearing sensation. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.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
  2. 2.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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  3. 3.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
  4. 4.Acl Injury

    The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is a super-important tendon that connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin), keeping the tibia from flying forward every time a step is taken. Tearing happens in a lot of accidents and sports, unfortunately.

    Full recovery may take months of physical therapy.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    knee pain, pain in one knee, knee instability, swollen knee, knee pain from an injury
    Symptoms that always occur with acl injury:
    knee pain
    Symptoms that never occur with acl injury:
    mild knee pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  5. 5.Meniscal Injury

    A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. Any activity that causes forceful twisting of the knee, especially when putting the pressure of one's full weight on it, can lead to a torn meniscus.

    6 to 8 weeks

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one knee, knee stiffness, knee instability, pain in the inside of the knee, swollen knee
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Knee Tearing Sensation

  • Q.Did you recently injure your knee?
  • Q.Did you just suffer from a high impact injury (e.g., a fall, collision, accident or sports trauma)?
  • Q.How did you hurt your knee?
  • Q.Where is your knee pain?

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Knee Tearing Sensation Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 20% Knee Pain
    • 8% Moderate Knee Pain
    • 7% Swollen Knee
  • People who have experienced knee tearing sensation were most often matched with:

    • 40% Knee Sprain (Lcl)
    • 33% Dislocated Kneecap
    • 26% Knee (Mcl) Sprain
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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